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A key component in the preparation for this year’s Royal National Mòd was the inaugural young persons’ committee.
Set up for the Year of Young People, the committee was established to bring the views of younger Gaelic speakers to the fore in the week-long event.
An Comunn Gàidhealach’s Young Persons’ Committee consists of Shannon MacLean from Tobermory, Pàdruig Morrison from Uist and Katie MacInnes from Lewis, who helped increase the Mòd’s use of social media to help reach a younger audience.
Speaking about the experience, Katie said: ‘It has been great. It is really important we have young voices on the table.’
And Pàdruig Morrison said: ‘I think it’s really important young people’s views have been used in the planning for this year’s Mòd. There is definitely an important role in having young people continually engaged in future Mòds.’