Gaelic journalist wins Oban Times gold medal

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Oban Times editorial director Stewart MacKenzie, left, presents Andreas Wolff with his medal

A GAELIC journalist, who hails from Germany, has been given ‘teuchter’ status by fellow competitors after he won this year’s Oban Times gold medal at the Royal National Mod in Dunoon.

Andreas Wolff, from Connel, hails from Berlin but speaks five languages fluently and studied Gaelic at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye before taking up a job with BBC Alba.

His win in Dunoon on Wednesday October 17  – the first by any foreign competitor in The Oban Times competition – came off the back of an impressive Gaelic mark of 91.

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