Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed that £1million will be given to the Cnoc Soilleir project. Cnoc Soilleir is a partnership project between Ceòlas Uibhist and Lews Castle College UHI and is expected to have an economic benefit as well as helping Gaelic culture on South Uist.
Mr Swinney said: “The establishment of a multi-functioning Gaidhlig education and arts centre in Uist will create over 40 full-time equivalent jobs in the coming years and generate significant benefits for the local economy.
“It will also secure a sustainable future for Gaelic in the area, in line with this government’s commitment to supporting the language in communities and in education at all levels across Scotland.”
This is a real boost for us and we are very appreciative of the Scottish Government for supporting us. The project total cost is £7m and we are fundraising to raise money for our community contribution. Please visit our crowd-funder page; http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cnoc-soilleir-2 or make a donation directly to ceolas and cheques payable to Cnoc-soilleir www.ceolas.co.uk