Donald John MacKay Trust Annual Award

Competition with £500 prize for students to commemorate sàr-Ghàidheal

The Trustees of The Donald John MacKay Educational Trust have launched an annual competition in memory of Donald John MacKay. The competition marks the outstanding contribution made by him to Gaelic and industrial development throughout the Highlands and Islands.

Donald John had a long association with the work of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Lèirsinn Research Centre, An Comunn Gàidhealach, of which he was the first Director (1965-70), Comunn na Gàidhlig, British Alcan, the Harris Tweed Association, Highlands and Islands Development Board, and the Gaelic Society of Inverness, as well as a range of other organisations.

The competition will be administered by Fèisean nan Gàidheal on behalf of the Trust and all entries should contribute to the aims and objectives of the current National Gaelic Language Plan and align to the aims and objects of the Trust.

The closing date for entries is Friday 4th October 2019 and further information may be found in the pack downloadable from the right hand side of this page.

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