A new grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will enable the go ahead for a local project.
Cleas, a charity that engages in cultural, arts and history projects, has received a HLF Stories, Stones and Bones grant of £4920.
This project will run in Portree, Staffin and Kilmuir Primary Schools and be led by Cleas in collaboration with Cànan Graphics Studio.
The funding will help to engage local children and historians from north east Skye with specialists, writers, artists and poets to reinvigorate local culture and heritage along with the world class archaeology of the area. This project is part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Cleas aims to develop and promote projects, usually in partnership, that engage the wider community in education, cultural activities, performing and visual arts, Gaelic language and skills development. For this project Cleas will be working in collaboration with Cànan Graphics Studio who offer a range of graphic design services, as well as running MG ALBA's Gaelic Short Film Competition, FilmG.
Commenting on the award, Donald MacDonald said: “It’s great that we have been awarded this grant. We love where we live and know there’s so much more to discover about our past. We are all really excited about telling other people about our findings and sharing our heritage and history with them.”
Commenting, Lucy Casot, Head of HLF in Scotland, said: “The Heritage Lottery Fund is a key partner in the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and it’s our ambition that people of all ages will have the chance to discover something new about the heritage they care about. We’re delighted that, thanks to funding from the National Lottery, Cleas will be opening the door to fun, learning and everlasting memories for many people as we celebrate this special year.”