Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Dock

This month Gaelic medium primary school pupils have had the opportunity to learn more about Prince Charles Edward Stewart and the Jacobite rebellion through the latest drama project from Fèisean nan Gàidheal entitled Teàrlach Fo Chasaid (Charles in the Dock).

The interactive workshop aimed at P4 to P7 classes is based in a courtroom with pupils representing members of the jury.   After listening to the judge and the testimony of four witnesses, pupils have to decide whether or not Prince Charlie is a hero.

All of the characters are played by two Gaelic speaking actors, Calum MacDonald and Ellen Macdonald.

The tour is now in its third week visiting primary schools in the Highlands. The second leg of the tour is planned for early 2018 for schools in Mallaig, Skye and Lochalsh and the Western Isles.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is grateful to Newtonmore’s Highland Folk Museum for the hire of a number of costumes used in the workshop.

Teàrlach Fo Chasaid was produced through Meanbh-chuileag, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Gaelic medium Theatre-in-Education service. Funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise enables the production and tour of the workshop.

For more information about Teàrlach Fo Chasaid or Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s other drama projects contact Angus Macleod on 01463 225 559 or e-mail

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