Mòd re­turns to Dunoon

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Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal Na­tional Mòd) will re­turn to Dunoon for the eighth time from Fri­day Oc­to­ber 12 un­til Satur­day Oc­to­ber 20 – with a fo­cus on Scot­land’s Year of Young Peo­ple.

The nine-day spec­tac­u­lar of Gaelic mu­sic, arts and sport will take place in Dunoon for the first time since 2012, with a host of ini­tia­tives aimed at en­cour­ag­ing more young peo­ple to get in­volved al­ready un­der way.

The newly re­fur­bished Queens Hall will play host to sev­eral key events at Scot­land’s big­gest Gaelic cul­tural fes­ti­val.

The an­nual torch­light pro­ces­sion will open the cel­e­bra­tions in style with hun­dreds of peo­ple weav­ing through the streets of Dunoon in daz­zling scenes.

The pro­ces­sion will con­clude at Queens Hall, where the open­ing cer­e­mony will take place. Co-pre­sented by Pa­trick Mor­ri­son, an Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity stu­dent from North Uist who was last year nom­i­nated for a Young Gaelic Am­bas­sador Award, the open­ing party will also wel­come per­for­mances from the hugely ta­lented young trad bands Sian and Beinn Lee.

John Mor­ri­son, chief rx­ec­u­tive of An Co­munn Gàid­healach, said: ‘At the Royal Na­tional Mòd, we aim to pro­mote and cel­e­brate Scot­land’s unique Gaelic cul­tural her­itage. It’s been fan­tas­tic to get Scot­land’s young peo­ple in­volved in a much more pro­found way this year and it’s promis­ing to know the fu­ture of this her­itage is in such ca­pa­ble, en­thu­si­as­tic hands.’

The dancers take a break from the fes­tiv­i­ties in Dunoon.

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