Celtic Media Festival ‘coup’ for Badenoch and Strathspey
Members of The Highland Council’s Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee are delighted that the prestigious international Celtic Media Festival will spend its 40th year in the heart of the area at Aviemore.
At the area committee today (15 May), the Council’s Gaelic Development Officer updated Councillors on the successful bid to host the 40th Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore in June 2019.
The Celtic Media Festival is an annual three day event that promotes the languages and cultures of the Celtic Nations and Regions in media.
Highland Council Convener and Chair of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee Cllr Bill Lobban said: “This is a huge coup for Badenoch and Strathspey to host the Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore and it will be a great privilege and honour to mark 4 decades of this internationally significant festival in our area.
He added: “While the Celtic Media Festival has previously been hosted in the Highlands in Inverness in 1987, 1991 and 2015; Skye in 1999, and in Fort William in 1995 and in 2007, I am certain that we will make the Festival organisers and delegates all very welcome in Aviemore and make it a fantastic year to remember.
“The economic impact of conferences and festivals in our area is highly significant and Aviemore is supremely well provided both in its beautiful setting, hospitality and transport infrastructure and in the warmth of welcome that we offer.”
The Festival is supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic development organisations throughout the Celtic countries. Held in spring, it is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting, film talent and excellence from Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany.
For full details on the festival visit www.celticmediafestival.co.uk