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An Introduction to Scots Gaelic

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street (Venue info)
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July 2017 / Doors 4:00pm

Tickets: £10.00 (Full)£0.00 / (Concession)

An Introduction to Scots Gaelic
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*** Workshops are free for under 25 however a £1.50 booking fee is payable to book those online (just phone!) ;)

Learn Scots Gaelic with Gaelic speaker and local tutor Andrew Wilson from Wigtown who we're delighted is supporting us again this year by facilitating another Introduction to Scots Gaelic language workshop.

Gaelic is our oldest surviving native language, the language of some of our songs, stories and the language of the people who gave Scotland it's name.  Although it has not been spoken in Galloway for 400 years,  80% of our place names were in this language.

Why not acquaint yourself with this part of our heritage?  Starting with some simple phrases and what some words mean, the workshop will look at how to introduce yourself and say where you come from.  Information on where, and how you can learn more, and what on-line resources now exist for would be Gaelic learners.



Newton Stewart Centre

Church Street
Newton Stewart

Community centre facility owned and operated by local community charity Newton Stewart Initiative.

Fantastic events in 2017

6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...2017 was our best year yet with lots of new faces and, pleasingly, musicians as well as our regular visitors who we love to see back every year. We already have some announcements for 2018 which we'll be making in due course plus there'll be lots of new additions to the website over the coming months so please stay tuned for all the latest.

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