Làithean Cultar (Culture Days) were organised this week on 6 – 7 June by the Highland Council Gaelic Team and Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh.
Established actors, authors, dancers, story tellers, artists, sports leaders, singers and musicians in the national Gaelic and cultural sector led the Làithean Cultar sessions.
Head Teacher Mrs Flora Guidi, said: “The Làithean Cultar were a huge success on many levels; especially as the whole school including the Sgoil Araich participated and every child had the opportunity to take part in the sessions, which included, dance, creative writing, sports, drama, story- telling, art, and Gaelic Rap music.
“All the sessions where held through the medium of Gaelic and the Làithean Cultar were educational, informative and fun. The young people enjoyed participating and they also learnt from authors, writers, actors, singers, sports leaders, and artists.”
Mrs Guidi added, “The new Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh is becoming a Gaelic cultural hub for the area, and is a huge asset for the community. The young people were at the heart of the initiative and really engaged with the activities, we aim to run the event annually. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank everybody involved and made the event a success.”
Councillor Alister Mackinnon Chair of the Gaelic Strategy and Implementation Group and Chair of Corporate Resources said: “Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh is creating and enriching the Gaelic learning and cultural opportunities for the young people as the pupils are totally immersed in Gaelic and events such as the Làithean Cultar supports their language learning, and enhances their cultural and educational experience.”
Làithean Cultar, received financial support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and was also supported by The Highland Council.