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A new Gaelic literary festival takes place in South Uist next week.


The event features local authors including Marion Morrison, winner of the 2017 Gaelic New Writers Awards, and Seonag Monk.


The book festival takes place in Kildonan Museum between 30 November and 2 December, coinciding with Book Week Scotland.


Catrìona Black will launch her new book, Forradh: Sly Cooking, which reinvigorates Gaelic words collected by Fr Allan MacDonald over a century ago.

This will be followed by a screening of ‘Mgr Ailein agus na Faclan’, a programme recorded in Uist by MacTV in the springtime.

It follows Catrìona as she goes out in search of those words from her book which have survived in common usage.

As part of the development of a cultural strategy for Scotland, the Scottish Government and Bòrd na Gàidhlig plans to hold public engagement event - as part of a consultation with local culture and heritage groups - over the week.

New Gaelic literary festival

22 November 2017