Book your place for second Gaelic Gathering celebration in Oban

Oban – where the Gaelic Gathering will take place. Pictures by Bill Heaney

By Stef Lach

Argyll and Bute Council is encouraging people to book their places for the second Gaelic Gathering, which takes place at Oban Corran Halls on Saturday, March 2.

The free event brings people together to celebrate our rich Gaelic history and consider how we continue to strengthen and grow the language in Argyll and Bute. It provides an opportunity for organisations, community groups and individuals to meet with national organisations and share ideas on how we can work together to develop Gaelic.

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Gaelic, said: “The first Gaelic Gathering was very successful and I’m delighted that it is back for 2019. It’s such an important event and it presents a real opportunity for everyone with an interest in Gaelic to share thoughts and ideas on how we can help it flourish.

“As a council we are committed to doing what we can to ensure a long term future for Gaelic in Argyll and Bute. It’s in all our interests that Gaelic prospers in Argyll and Bute.”

Holding a Gaelic Gathering every two years is part of the council’s Gaelic Language Plan 2018 – 2022, which was developed to get more people to learn and speak the language and make the most of the economic benefits that it brings.

The Gaelic Gathering will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm on the day. Although entry is free, those interested should book their place via

The event is bilingual and translation headsets will be available for anyone who requires them, and the venue is fully accessible. A light lunch will be provided.

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