Staffin will be in the spotlight when Gaelic researchers visit later this month.

Staffin, which was the Gaelic Community of the Year in 2010, will be the location for one of a series of public meetings on how the local communities view the current state of Gaelic in their respective localities.

The Soillse research team at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will be conducting the meetings.  Soillse is a research collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands, Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University and the University of Glasgow, and was established to provide research to inform public policy towards the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic language and culture.

SMO’s Iain Caimbeul said: “The primary aim of the meeting is to get views from the community on the current state of Gaelic in the area; the strength of the language in Staffin in terms of use across the community, in shops, schools, local businesses, church, crofting etc.

“We would also like to get views on how people view current policies and their understanding and knowledge of Gaelic development policies. We would like to finish our conversation with a discussion on how the community see the way forward in terms of local community actions, what types of community support is needed and who the community might wish to work with in partnership.”

Mgr Caimbeul said that everybody is welcome to attend the meeting and the researchers are particularly keen to hear from Gaelic speakers of all generations in Staffin.

Copy of the poster is below can be accessed here: Coinneamhan_Postair_Stafainn.

The Staffin meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 7:00pm in Staffin Community Hall.