Mòd Flag han­dover sig­nals event’s re­turn to Glas­gow

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

Glas­gow’s Lord Provost ac­cepted the Mòd Flag, sig­nalling the re­turn of the Royal Na­tional Mòd to the city, at a spe­cial han­dover out­side the City Cham­bers on Novem­ber 27.

Lord Provost Eva Bolan­der was pre­sented with the flag by chil­dren from the city’s Gaelic schools. The pupils and the flag were then trans­ported to the City Cham­bers in a taxi fea­tur­ing the brand­ing of Mòd Gh­laschu 2019, spon­sored by Glas­gow Taxis.

The Lord Provost said: ‘I’m thrilled to have this op­por­tu­nity to wel­come the Royal Na­tional Mòd back to Glas­gow after 29 years.

‘As a keen am­a­teur piper and proud am­bas­sador for our city and its rich cul­tural her­itage, it’s an hon­our to ac­cept the Mòd Flag. I know every­one in­volved in this ex­cep­tional event is very ex­cited. We’ve been pre­par­ing for this unique event with An Co­munn Gàid­healach and its lo­cal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee since our suc­cess­ful bid in 2015. Com­peti­tors and vis­i­tors can count on a warm re­cep­tion ex­pe­ri­enc­ing our ci­ti­zens’ world- fa­mous hos­pi­tal­ity and friend­li­ness.

‘Gaelic has been spo­ken and heard in Glas­gow for hun­dreds of years but the lan­guage be­gan to grow with the move­ment of peo­ple from the High­lands and Is­lands who came here to live and work on the banks of the River Clyde. We’re now see­ing a mod­ern-day surge in Gaelic’s devel­op­ment in our com­mu­ni­ties and schools.’

The provost was joined by chil­dren from Glen­dale Gaelic Pri­mary and Glas­gow Gaelic Pri­mary schools.

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