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Portree's new Gaelic Medium School was officially opened today (Monday 3 September.)

Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh has been open since April and presently has 133 Primary Pupils and 47 in the Nursery, with capacity to expand over future years.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney officially opened Bun Sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ.  He said: "It is a pleasure to be involved in supporting Highland Council to realise their vision for the Gaelic Language.

“We are seeing growing demand from parents for access to Gaelic Medium education across the country which clearly demonstrates that the Scottish Government’s commitments to supporting the language are a having a positive result.

“I commend Highland Council for their actions and look forward to working with them on future projects.”

Constituency MSP Kate Forbes described the occasion as "an historic milestone in the Highlands and Islands."

A guide to television programmes showcasing the Highlands has been released by VisitScotland.

TV Set in Scotland contains details of more than 60 television programmes, which have either been filmed in Scotland or have Scottish links.

The guide references some of the TV programmes which have showcased the Highlands on the small screen, including Bannan, BBC Alba’s flagship Gaelic drama set against the stunning backdrop of Skye; and just last year, The Loch, a crime drama filmed at Fort Augustus.

The 36-page book is dedicated to inventor and engineer, John Logie Baird, who was born in Helensburgh on 13 August 1888 and is considered one of the fathers of television and the first to show TV pictures to the world.

TV Set in Scotland will be available free of charge in attractions and VisitScotland iCentres throughout the country and for download at the VisitScotland website from today (29 August 2018) onwards.

From milestone documentary, Night Mail, to Agatha Christie adaptation, Ordeal by Innocence, the guide delves into the animations, documentaries, dramas, sitcoms and soap operas which have been filmed in or inspired by Scotland over the past 80 years.

Closures are planned for the Stromeferry Bypass on the A890.  

The road will be closed from September 3 for approximately 12 weeks.  

Diversion convoys will take place when the road is open. 

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