Gaelic funding bid celebrations

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The Taynuilt Ceilidhs and a Gaelic Voices project at Kilmartin Museum are among successful recipients of community funding.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principal public body for the Gaelic language, has announced projects including those in Argyll that have  been awarded money from its Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd (TFC) fund that was established some years ago to help community groups with projects to do with Gaelic language and culture.

Taynuilt Ceilidhs is receiving £2,550, the Kilmartin Museum project will get £4,000 with £3,000 going to the Mod Academy Oban and £5,000 being awarded to Tiree Community Development Trust towards a Gaelic Development Officer.

Kathleen MacKinnon, Gaelic Development Officer at the Tiree Community Development Trust said: ‘Tiree Community Development Trust are very happy and grateful for the funding that we have received in the past, and will be receiving again this year from Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The funding means that we are able to employ someone on Tiree to encourage the use of Gaelic socially and give the community the opportunity to learn Gaelic. The support we receive is incredibly important in keeping Gaelic alive and strong within the community as well as keeping it strong
within the school.’

The funding scheme was open for 9 weeks between 10 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.

Caption: The Kilmartin landscape is rich with heritage
NO_T35 kilmartin museum visit_Arichonan 7 (jo woolf)