A Sleat woman has been awarded the Young Gaelic Ambassador award at the 2019 Daily Record Gaelic Awards.
Lucy Hannah, Manager at Fàs Mòr childcare centre, has been working at the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig-based centre for over three years.
Lucy’s mother, Claire Munro, was one of the founders of Fàs Mòr, which opened back in 2004 as a response to the lack of childcare services locally.
She and her team have created a safe, nurturing and playful environment for children to use and develop their Gaelic language skills.
Speaking on behalf of the Fàs Mòr Board, Nicola Thomson said: “Lucy – or Lucy Mhòr (Big Lucy) as the wee ones fondly refer to her – is just ideal for this role. She is a genuine ambassador to others in this area who might wish to stay on the island or are wondering what opportunities might be out there for a successful career in Gaelic. She has such an encouraging nature to the children, the parents and her own team.
“Through the years, it is interesting to see the positive impact a place like Fàs Mòr, due to the likes of Lucy and her team, has had on children and families, as they then consider progressing to Sgoil-àraich and Gaelic-medium education in school, often making the decision and transition easier.
“We are delighted that Lucy has been recognised in this way. She is such an asset to Fàs Mòr and we are very fortunate to have her on the team. As all the parents often say, “Everyone needs a Lucy Mhòr!”