Following on from the publication of the White Paper on Tuesday at the Scottish Parliament the excitement continued at the building as the final of the 2013 BT Scotland Gaelic Debate took place in Committee Room One.
The teams taking part in this year’s final were Glasgow Gaelic School and Lionacleit School from Benbecula and appropriately they were debating the topic that the Referendum is the most important event happening in the lives of Scotland’s young people in the coming year.
Debating for the motion were Glasgow’s Molly MacGregor and Sarah MacDonald and against the motion were sisters, Joanne and Katie MacLennan of Lionacleit School.
Both teams certainly had a busy day preparing ahead of the prestigious competition which began in 1999. Judges Rachel MacPherson, Jo MacDonald and John Morrison had a difficult task in reaching a decision as both teams were very strong.
However, the night went with Glasgow Gaelic School, making this the first time they have clinched the competition. They will certainly be in good spirits heading back across the M8 this evening.
Also up for grabs was the Best Speaker award and this year’s the recipient was Molly MacGregor from Glasgow Gaelic School. Molly was presented with the award by Michael MacKinnon, Senior Political Correspondent at BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC Alba.