Friday, December 02, 2005

Gaelic Education Week in Oban

Saturday marked the start of Gaelic Education Week in Oban on Saturday to raise awareness of Gaelic Medium Education throughout Argyll.

There was Gaelic song, poetry, traditional music and dancing presented by young Oban performers at the tourist information office in Argyll Square. Throughout the week, various have been arranged culminating in an information day on Saturday December 3rd at McTavish’s Kitchens from 1pm to 5pm. This is to be a fun afternoon for all the family, including children’s entertainment, interactive activities and a book fair.

Information on Gaelic education opportunities from preschool through to secondary school will be provided, with support groups such as Sradagan, the nationwide Gaelic youth club network, Gaelic development agencies and Argyll and Bute Council.

Eoghan MacPherson, of the Oban branch of Comann Nam Parent, the parent body promoting and supporting the establishment and maintenance of education through the medium of Gaelic, said: Throughout this week we hope to inform people that Gaelic Medium Education is available to everyone and to raise awareness of it’s benefits, especially when we live in a part of Scotland greatly influenced by Gaelic heritage and culture.’



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