Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week) is a new initiative, spearheaded by arts organisation Hands Up For Trad.
Established to promote and develop Gaelic language and culture, with funding support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, its three main aims are:
- Increased uptake and participation in Gaelic Language usage
- Increase the learning of Gaelic
- Promote a positive image of Gaelic
The week will contain two main strands: an Official Programme of Events, containing a timetabled programme of organised interviews, performances and conversations, executed in partnership with collaborators from across a range of sectors. These will be a mixture of in person and online events (Covid-19 restrictions dependent) that will provide a platform for Gaelic speakers to connect with wider actual and virtual communities.
This will be accompanied by a programme of local events, supported by a tool kit of resources, that will allow community groups, local authorities, schools, libraries and various organisations to become involved at community level.
Seachdain na Gàidhlig
World Gaelic Week
Seachdain Na Gàidhlig is coordinated by Hands Up for Trad, Scottish Charity No 035 190.