Gaelic language

Gaelic language (first & second choice)

Gaelic language from native speakers at a range of levels, from beginner to advanced intermediate. Classes cover grammar, pronunciation, idiom and conversational skills.

Alec ‘Valtos’ MacDonald, Catrìona MacIntyre, Catrìona Black, Gillebrìde MacMillan

Gaelic for All class

All summer school students attend a Gaelic-language class, including fluent speakers. The levels for these classes are available here [PDF].

Seanchas Course (Gaelic-medium; first & second choice)

The ‘Seanchas’ course is a Gaelic-medium course during the summer school, exploring Gaelic ‘seanchas’ (oral lore) in its different manifestations. Students will be exposed to rich, natural Uist Gaelic, along with a unique part of Gaelic and island heritage.

Although students must be reasonably fluent to come on this course, help will be offered in terms of idiom and local dialectal features, where appropriate.

Angus John MacDonald & John Joe MacNeil