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Gaelic Awareness Day

Strathnaver Museum and Highland Council have teamed up to celebrate Gaelic language and culture at a special Gaelic Awareness Open Day to be held at the Museum on Saturday.

This free catered event begins at 11am where you can discover more about the benefits of bilingualism from the Gaelic Team from Highland Council. There will also be a display of MOD photographs over the years showcasing the wealth of musical talent in this area.

Strathnaver Museum’s young ‘museum helpers’ have designed some fun Gaelic based games for children and adults to have a go at. They will also be on hand to answer any questions about their experience of Gaelic education.

The ‘museum helpers’ are a group of students from Farr High School who have been helping Strathnaver Museum’s Education Officer Fiona Mackenzie to identify ways to improve the Museum and make it more relevant for children and young people.

The ‘museum helpers’ group was established in September 2015 and the young people have been busy developing their ideas for events and activities and how to improve the museum experience.

Funded by SSE Strathy North Joint Community Fund and the Robertson Trust the Education Officer will be working closely with young people and local schools to develop a programme of activity for children and young people.

Tommy Mackay Chair of Strathnaver Museum said: “It is great to hear about the enthusiastic and innovative ideas which Anna, Christina and Eilidh are developing with Fiona. This year the Museum celebrates 40 years of operation and it is heartening to know that the next generation are enthusiastic about keeping the Strathnaver Museum going for another 40 years”.