A project is underway to boost the delivery of outdoor activity training through
the Gaelic language.
Based at Glenmore Lodge, the national outdoor activity training centre, the Spòrs
Gàidhlig project will eventually see four people trained to deliver a wide range
of outdoor activities to Gaelic speaking young people and other groups.
The first 12-month project, which will run until September 2018, has already seen
three people employed by Spòrs Gàidhlig, who are now based at Glenmore Lodge: a project
co-ordinator; and two Gaelic language trainee instructors.
The £300,000 project, under the banner of ‘Spòrs Gàidhlig’ has been developed by
Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG).
A strong focus will be placed on the development of Gaelic Medium Education (GME).
Until now opportunities for GME pupils to undertake exciting and challenging outdoor
and adventurous activities through the language have been extremely limited.
Iain MacAulay, Chairman of Comunn na Gàidhlig, along with the Spòrs Gàidhlig team
and Shaun Roberts, Glenmore Lodge principal.