RESPECTED Gaelic broadcaster Roddy MacLean and the Staffin Community Trust have been short listed for the Duaisean Ghaidhlig (the Gaelic awards).
Roddy’s 10-day course, ‘Arainneachd, Canan is Dualchas’ – which translates as Gaelic in the Environment – has been hosted in Staffin by SCT for three years now. SCT directors Sine Gillespie and Dugald Ross have played a key role in the course delivery, which is largely based outdoors at the hugely popular ecomuseum Ceumannan sites http://www.skyecomuseum.co.uk/
SCT and Roddy are nominated in the Community, Heritage and Tourism category at the Daily Record and Bòrd na Gàidhlig Scottish Gaelic Awards. The awards ceremony is being held on Wednesday, November 18 in Glasgow at St Andrew’s in the Square with well-known Gaelic personality Cathy MacDonald hosting the event. Click on this link to see all the finalists and find out more http://www.scottishgaelicawards.co.uk/nominate.html
The Staffin course is innovative in offering the Gaelic view of Scotland’s environment and habitats. Such courses attract people worldwide and from all walks of life. Participants include students and teachers, countryside rangers, artists, musicians, broadcasters and anthropologists. Staffin has a growing reputation as one of the best places in Scotland to deliver Gaelic courses with an outdoor remit. In partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Flodigarry Township Trust (Urras Fhlòdaigearraidh) also delivers summer courses which offer ‘total immersion plus’.