Professor Boyd Robertson, Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, welcomed Alasdair Allan MSP to the National Centre for Gaelic Language & Culture on the Isle of Skye recently, in his first visit as Minister for Gaelic.
The Minister, who is also MSP for the Western Isles, met with managers of the College and was given a tour of facilities and projects including national projects Tobar an Dualchais and Faclair na Gàidhlig and the multimedia and design company, Cànan, which organises the annual Film G competition.
The Minister viewed an exhibition by visual artist Ross Henriksen, who is coming to the end of a 3-month residency programme at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig supported by Creative Scotland, and he also met with parents and children from the local community who use the Gaelic childcare facility, Fàs Mòr.
Professor Robertson said: “We are delighted to welcome the Minister and to offer him the opportunity to meet with staff and become acquainted with the College. There are great many projects and activities at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig which promote and encourage the Gaelic language and culture at a local, national and international level.
“As the National Centre for Gaelic Language & Culture we look forward to working with the Minister and with the Scottish Government to take forward their aspirations for the Gaelic language and to increase the number of Gaelic speakers at every level.”