SIUTHAD! GO ON! wins event category in the Scottish Daily record Gaelic Awards
As part of the Daily Record's drive to celebrate all aspects of Scottish culture, the 2016 National Gaelic Awards took place in Glasgow with the headline sponsors Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
The Scottish Gaelic Awards reward all aspects of Gaelic culture, business, education and language highlighting the excellent work undertaken to maintain growth and heritage. The event itself is a celebration embracing a variety of traditional and modern entertainment, which captures the imagination of the community.
SIUTHAD! translates to GO ON!, is a series of careers events run by the Highland Council’s Gaelic Team in partnership Skills Development Scotland with the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The SIUTHAD! events were held in Inverness and Skye in March and October.
The Careers Events were aimed at both Gaelic learners and fluent speakers and showcased a range of Gaelic related careers and also aimed to encourage young people to continue with Gaelic studies towards qualifications in the senior stages of High School. This can provide young people with extra skills and qualifications and support for greater career and training opportunities when leaving school.
The organisations which took part in the SIUTHAD! Events included the BBC, Police-Scotland, High Life Highland and FilmG, offering advice on opportunities available and how the language adds value, enhances and creates future employment opportunities.
Councillor Hamish Fraser, Chairperson of the Gaelic Implementation Group said, “I am delighted that the Gaelic Team was successful, and it is a great achievement for the Gaelic Team and Skills Development Scotland staff to have won at the Scottish Daily Record Awards”.
The Highland Council Gaelic Team won the Event Award which was sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and were presented with the Award at a high profile ceremony in the Grand Central Hotel.
SIUTHAD!, project was also a finalist in the Highland Council Quality Awards, and Mr Eoghan Stewart, a Gaelic Teacher at Alness Academy was the Community Nomination Winner at the Highland Council Quality Awards.
Two Highland Council Gaelic Medium Education Teachers from Skye, Mrs Gwen Culbertson and Ms Mairi Macdonald were also nominated for Awards.
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