5 Latha: 6-11 April 2020

5 Latha 2020 will be held this year at the Gearrannan Blackhouses, Isle of Lewis, between 6-11 April.

The residential event gives Gaelic speaking participants of high school age the opportunity to spend five days in a community where Gaelic is used naturally and in which crofting, fishing and the Harris Tweed industry play an important part in the lives of its residents.

Each day participants will have the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience of these traditional works, spending time with experienced individuals who show them what is involved in their daily routines from lambing, looking after cattle, fishing, peat cutting to producing Harris Tweed.  The participants will also have the opportunity to learn some traditional recipes through practical cookery sessions using locally sourced ingredients.

Though a musical ability is not essential to attend 5 Latha, music and song workshops will be held throughout the week delivered by leading Gaelic musicians, including Ian Smith and Seonaidh Macintyre of Trail West.

Follow the link below to complete an application for this year’s event before Monday 6th January 2020. There are only 16 places available and confirmation will be sent out to successful applicants shortly after this date.  The cost of the event is £120, payable when a place at this years event is confirmed.

For more information on 5 Latha 2020 please contact Calum Alex Macmillan on 01463 225559 or calum@feisean.org.

Foirm Iarrtais / Application Form

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