Royal National Mod returns to Oban.

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The Royal National Mod returns to Oban next week - the sixteenth time it has visited the Argyllshire town.

An Comunn Gàidhealach which organises the Mod is confident it will be successful event following the hugely successful 2014 Mod which took place in Inverness.

Councillor Hamish Fraser Chair of the Highland Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group said: “I want to take this opportunity to send our friends in Argyll and Bute Council our best regards for a successful Mod.  I also wish all the competitors every success especially those from the Highland Council area! I am aware of the work that teachers and parents do to prepare their pupils for the competitions, and also the support community representatives and volunteers do to fundraise and organise travel and accommodation.

“The Mòd is the main national platform for Gaelic Arts and Culture, as many organisations including MG ALBA showcase the developments regarding Gaelic broadcasting, this is especially relevant as the UK Government consultation on its Green Paper, the Royal Charter on the future of the BBC and also the future of Gaelic Broadcasting drew to a close today.”

Councillor Fraser continued, “It is crucial that the revised Charter take cognisance of Gaelic Broadcasting. BBC ALBA should have the same broadcasting hours as S4C in Wales and equivalent resources to ensure that Gaelic users have a comprehensive service which appeals to audiences of all ages, and this should not at the expense of BBC Scotland’s English language programming for audiences in Scotland.”

9 Oct 2015
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