Chance to learn about Gaelic expressions with Alec ‘Bhaltos’ Free event aimed at Gaelic secondary pupils

Gaelic school pupils are being offered the opportunity to learn more about Gaelic expressions with Alec ‘Bhaltos’ Macdonald this week through a free event, organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

These sessions, called Gnàthasan-Cainnt le Ailig, suitable for pupils in S1 and 2 in secondary school, will offer participants a chance to hear about Gaelic expressions, giving them the chance to work out their meaning in a fun way and add to their richness of Gaelic language.

Alec ‘Bhaltos’ MacDonald, originally from Valtos in Skye, is a Teaching Fellow at Aberdeen University and also provides translation and voiceover work for children’s cartoon shows on BBC Alba.

Gnàthasan-Cainnt le Ailig is just one of the online resources provided by Fèisean nan Gàidheal as part of Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s #cleachdiaigantaigh (use it at home) initiative which offers online interactive and other resources to support children in Gaelic medium education while they stay safe at home. Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s work is also supported by Creative Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Government.

The free online sessions with Alec take place on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June at 5:00pm. This is a free event however booking online is required.

Thursday 4 June

Book online here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/107202304980

Friday 5 June

Book online here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/107203959930

Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council