Finding Gaelic – discussion

Finding Gaelic – discussion

still image from
'Gaelic Journeys'
a 15 minute film
by Deirdre MacKenna
2017
© Cultural Documents and COST New Speakers Network

Please join us at ‘Finding Gaelic’ and explore what it’s like to speak Gaelic in Scotland today.

‘Finding Gaelic’ aims to make visible the hidden richness and diversity of languages and cultures in Scottish society, and comprises…

an open group discussion – at 2pm on Saturday, 18 November 2017:

Please register here for this FREE event

Come along to take part in a lively discussion woven between both Gaelic and English languages: the event will be introduced by Bernadette O’Rourke and Wilson McLeod who will present new research into how and why people choose to learn the Gaelic language, followed by audience feedback and stories about learning Gaelic in Scotland today. The famous Rockfield tea and cake will be served!

a programme of film screenings

screening continuously from 11am until 7pm on 17, 18 and 19 November:

Drop in to to The Rockfield Centre in Oban to see two new short films which tell stories about the unseen aspects of learning languages, and the anxieties, emotions and challenges involved in being a Gaelic speaker in Scotland today:

  • ‘Gaelic Journeys’ by Deirdre MacKenna (15 minutes, 2017) and
  • ‘Growing up with a Minority Language’ (6 minutes, 2017) by Maria Garraffa and Timea Katusi.

‘Finding Gaelic’ is part of The New Speaker Studio, and is organised in partnership with Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot Watt University), Wilson McLeod (Edinburgh University) and the COST New Speakers’ Network. It is part of the Languages Lost and Found programme within the Being Human Festival, and also The Oban Winter Festival.


  • Date from: 18 November 2017
  • Date to: 18 November 2017
  • Oban - The Rockfield Centre, Stevenson Street
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still image from 'Gaelic Journeys' a 15 minute film by Deirdre MacKenna 2017 © Cultural Documents and COST New Speakers Network

still image from 'Gaelic Journeys' a 15 minute film by Deirdre MacKenna 2017 © Cultural Documents and COST New Speakers Network

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