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Comann Rìoghail Ceilteach

Fad dlùth ri 200 bliadhna tha an Comann Rìoghail Ceilteach air thoiseach san t-srìth gus taic a chumail ri cànan, litreachas, ceòl agus cultar na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean Siar. Tha an Comann a’ cumail thachartasan riaghailteach do na buill, a’ toirt seachad buinn air son feabhas an ceòl ’s an litreachas, agus a’ cuideachadh sreath farsaing de bhuidhnean a tha a’ cumail suas dualchas, cànan agus ealain na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean.

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Lecture Series Continues on 11th October

Peter Macdonald Dome RoomWe look forward to welcoming leading Gaelic sports broadcaster, dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, as our speaker for the second lecture in the current series, held once again in the Dome Room, HM New Register House, West Register Street, Edinburgh, on Thursday 11th October at 1.00 pm.

Hugh Dan's session is intriguingly titled The Book of the Club of the True Highlanders and the Littlejohn Album, wherein lies the truth about shinty.

Hugh Dan's family lived virtually on the site of the Battle of Inverlochy, where the Society of True Highlanders was founded in 1915.  His first language was Gaelic, his first degree was from Glasgow University and his subsequent PhD from Aberdeen University, where the Littlejohn Album is now held.

He is a Professional Fellow of the Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh, and was the first ever sports writer in residence at teh National Library of Scotland.  He broadcasts on sport in Gaelic and, sometimes, English.

These lectures are designed to appeal to members of the public as much as to members of the Society, including those who are visiting Edinburgh and those who live and work there.  Taking place at 1.00 pm, to accommodate local workers on a lunch hour, you are welcome to bring your sandwiches and eat them during the talk.  Similarly, if you need to leave early to get back to work, you are welcome to do so.

Further Engagement with Parkside School

ParksideThe Society has been making an annual donation to Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pairce for many years, going back to the days when it was the Gaelic class of Tollcross Primary School.

The school was established as an independent unit in August 2013, in its current location in Bonnington Road, and is Edinburgh's first dedicated, Gaelic-medium primary school.

The Council has been thinking about how the Society can do more to support the school in its independent incarnation.  Currently, it looks after around 300 primary age pupils, who come from a wide range of backgrounds - not just the children of Highland Scots in the capital.  In primary One alone, for example, there are three children of Polish parents and five whose first language is Spanish.

Leugh barrachd...

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