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Fred Riley

Oct 2, 2008, 11:33:47 AM10/2/08
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Hi a h-uile duine

Forwarded for info. The call is for fluent speakers so probably won't apply to most folk on these lists, but I thought you might be interested to know about the initiative.



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From: Finlay MacLeod <fin...@cnsa.org.uk>
Date: 2008/10/2
Subject: FW: Gaelic Activities Programme Please pass onto others who may be interested
To: fred....@gmail.com






Gaelic In The Home,

The Next Step


Motivated by the great success of the "Gaelic In The Home" courses, CNSA now intend to move onto the next step, which is the launching of the exciting and high innovative "Gaelic Activities Programme", starting in Skye, Inverness, Oban, Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Bearing in mind the above, we now have an ever growing number of newly fluent speakers, who together with a host of already fluent, plus native speakers, are all asking the following question.


Given that we are fluent speakers, where we will use the language?

And of course the answer is, in one or more of the Gaelic centred activities that will be created by the above programme.


It is by way of activities such as cooking, family history, sports, keep fit; indeed the list is endless, that communities are strengthened and made more dynamic; social amenities are enhanced; people's health can be improved; language and culture can flourish; families can find new and enduring ways of bonding, that can be lifelong and endlessly satisfying for all family members. Quality social interaction improves every participants life in any number of ways.


Then again, these activities are ideal for passing the language onto others,

be they this, or even more importantly, the next generation; crucial to Gaelic's future survival. While others may be keen to just learn the language for the fun of it. Whatever their arrangement, these activities are perfectly suited for families to embrace and explore as a unit.


An added bonus, would be that we attract lots of older people to come along and join in. Many of us are all too aware that their Gaelic is very often, of the highest quality and therefore, it seems a shame, not for everyone to share in this gift.


Although we have spoken about a variety of activities, we are particularly keen to see strong elements of sport, fitness, healthy diet, language/culture and food strongly promoted. Accordingly, we are seeking anyone who has

a skill in these and any other interests, that they would like share with others.


We are always being told that we should get out of our chairs and start "making a real difference", and rightly so.


Well, for a change, why not help "make a real difference" only this time for Gaelic.


To find out how, just contact Finlay Macleoid on (…01542-836322 or email him at fin...@cnsa.org.uk as soon as possible; lets all make it happen soon!


Remember, there is a warm welcome for all comers and one does not need to be able to read or write Gaelic to take part in the activities.





For further information regarding the above news release please contact;


Finlay M. Macleoid                    Home       (…0044 (0)1542-836322

92 Academy Street                     Mob        (…0044 (0)7789826934

INVERNESS                                 CNSA     (…0044 (0)1463-225469

IV1 1LU                                          Email      fin...@cnsa.org.uk  









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