Staffin Primary School pupils have reached the final of a Gaelic film competition.
The film has made the shortlist of MG Alba's short film competition, FilmG,
Staffin teacher, Josie MacLeod, told Skye Times Online that the film was made with pupils, parents, Sgoil Àraich and teachers. She stated: "We are delighted that we have made the shortlist in our category- community youth film. We are also in the top ten for People's Choice Awards. This involves a public vote where people can vote daily up until the 25th of January."
Councillor Alister Mackinnon, Chair of The Highland Council’s Gaelic Strategy and Implementation Group said, “I’d like to congratulate all the schools in the Highlands who are in the finals. It is terrific to realise how much creative talent exists in communities across the Highlands, particularly amongst the young people. The FilmG should also be congratulated for providing this wonderful opportunity for those studying Gaelic to showcase their work so professionally, and also to recognise the rich value of our Gaelic heritage within the creative industries.
He continued, “Gaelic in the Arts, Culture and Heritage is one of the strategic aims of our Council's third Gaelic Language Plan. We recognise that initiatives in the creative industries which focus on language usage add value and strengthen linguistic development across all ages and generations in our communities. I wish everyone every success, everyone is a winner!”
All the shortlists are now available online on the FilmG website http://filmg.co.uk/en/ and Staffin Primary School's entry can be viewed here. The winners will be announced at the prestigious FilmG awards ceremony taking place at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday 8 February.