Friday, November 15, 2019
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Learning through Living Culture is the theme of a new partnership course to be run on Skye.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is linking up with the Flodigarry Township Trust to run the community based course later in the year.

The 5-day residential is designed for advanced learners of Gaelic who wish to improve their oral and literary skills as well as deepen their knowledge of Gaelic literature, history and culture in the heart of a thriving Gaelic community in North Skye. 

The week, which runs from August 22-26, includes a mixture of tutors and contributors with outdoor education and class-based workshops.  It is expected that this course will be of great benefit to learners who seek to reach fluency in their studies or profession as well as those who wish to reach fluency for personal development.

This is the fifth year of these successful courses with over 90 students taking part and enjoying them so far.  The courses are intended for upper intermediate or advanced learners of Gaelic, (for example SMO level 6 or higher).  

The week will include visits to museums and sights of special historical interest in the Trotternish peninsula where the students will have the opportunity to learn from local people who are specialists in one or more subjects such as paleontology and place names of North Skye, to give two examples. 

The course will also look at the local Gaelic speaking crofting community, its traditions and current practices, as well as some of the issues the people here face as a community.  

A spokesman said: “The course will be conducted in Gaelic and gives a unique experience and chance to meet people with a wealth of knowledge of their area and to hear the daily Gaelic spoken by the local community.”

Further information or to book places can be done by going to


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