Understanding our mountains through the Gaelic language
Are you a keen hill walker or mountaineer? Do you know the difference between a beinn, càrn, sgùrr, stob, druim or aonach?
What do names like Ben Nevis, Aonach Eagach, Blaven, An Teallach or Buachaille Etive Mòr actually mean? Do you have difficulty pronouncing Gaelic hill names and the names of geographic features such as lochs and corries? Would you like to have a better understanding of these names, both how to pronounce them and what they mean?
This short course presented by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, will be running two hour-long Gaelic taster sessions focusing on mountain, hill & geographic feature names.
The tutor for these sessions is native Gaelic speaker and scholar Cailean Maclean. Cailean was born and brought up in the Hebrides and has lived in Skye for 30 years. He is a keen hill walker, professional photographer and broadcaster. As such, he has a wealth of knowledge about Scotland’s Gaelic history and place names.
Friday 21st February 2014
Sessions will run 11.00-13.00 and then again from 14.30-16.30
Sessions will cost £10 per person
No age or experience requirements
Tickets are available online and will be available on the door.
Venue: Room G5, in West Highland College UHI.
For further information please e-mail email@example.com or telephone 01471-888-240