Little Gaelic learners experience life in the capital

Glenurquhart Primary School pupils on Seachdain Dhùn Èideann visit to Edinburgh.

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Gaelic medium pupils from schools in Skye and Lochaber have been taking part in Seachdain Dhùn Èideann (Edinburgh Week) 2022.

Organised by Comann nam Pàrant Nàiseanta – the national parents’ advice and support organisation on Gaelic Medium Education – the pupils from Bun-Sgoil Shlèite, Plockton Primary and Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh were among 19 schools from across Scotland which joined in this year’s event.

Pupils attended workshops and tours, all held in Gaelic, at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park and the National Museum of Scotland.

Lena Walker, Highland Council’s Gaelic development manager, said: ‘Highland pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the attractions in Edinburgh where their experience was received through Gaelic-speaking guides.

‘This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to use their Gaelic, not just outwith the classroom but also within a totally different context.

‘The activities also created opportunities for pupils from different GME schools to meet and very importantly, provided them with opportunities to use their Gaelic within a social context.’