Fèisean nan Gàidheal consultation in Glasgow

Fèisean nan Gàidheal are holding a public consultation in Glasgow to ascertain demand for a Gaelic medium fèis or fèisean in the city.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal wishes to discuss the types of fèis activity pupils and parents would like to see on offer; the level of community support available to organise and run a fèis or fèisean, and the potential ways forward to fulfil community demand for fèis activity in Glasgow.

An Open Meeting will be held by Fèisean nan Gàidheal on Tuesday 28th March in Partick Burgh Halls from 7.30pm to which all are welcome.

As well as the open meeting Fèisean nan Gàidheal is conducting an online survey to elicit community opinion.  This is available at https://goo.gl/forms/VuSBX8ffqcNFrtEK2  until 1st May 2017.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal CEO Arthur Cormack said: “Unfortunately for several years there has been no fèis activity in Glasgow and Fèisean nan Gàidheal are keen to re-establish a Gaelic medium fèis in the city.  Gaelic medium education is going from strength to strength in Glasgow and with a third school on the way we wish to engage with the local Gaelic community, including pupils and parents, to identify both demand and support for fèis activity in Glasgow, and how Fèisean nan Gàidheal can best support that demand.

I would urge anyone with an interest in getting involved in a Glasgow fèis, whether as an organiser, helper or tutor, to take part in our consultation and have their view heard, whether by attending our meeting, completing a survey or contacting us directly.”

If you would like more information, or if you would like to register your view, please contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal Development Officer Rachel Harris: rachel@feisean.org / 01463 225559.

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