The way ahead for Gaelic education

A new Gaelic educational resource and a drama tour was unveiled by Minister for Gaelic and Lifelong Learning Dr. Alasdair Allan at Meadowburn Primary, Bishopbriggs recently following an initiative which draws on a collaborative approach from different agencies.

“Mar a Chuala Mise e” (As I heard It) is a collection of traditional tales and, as well as being a useful resource in itself, the stories have been brought to life in the form of drama.

Storlann, the organisation responsible for producing resources for the burgeoning Gaelic medium sector in Scotland, have developed the project in partnership with their Irish counterparts, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.

The two agencies came together as a means of maximising resources and the books use the same stories, illustrations and cover, but are printed in Scottish Gaelic for Scottish schools and in Irish for Irish schools.

The intention is to increasingly develop this type of collaborative relationship in recognition of the need to maximise the public resources awarded to organisations.

Storlann chief executive Donald Morrison said: “This co-operation is a good example of how more resources can be published and created for the good of all.”