Wednesday, 1 August 2012

1872 Education Act and Gaelic conference

A one day conference entitled The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 – A watershed for the Gaelic language is to be hosted by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar (Hebridean Archives) at Balivanich Primary School on Benbecula, August 25th 2012, to commemorate the act's 140th anniversary.

Tickets cost £10, including a light lunch, and booking forms are available from enquiries@tasglann.org.uk, by visiting www.tasglann.org.uk or telephoning 01851 822750.

For further information, including the topics and speakers, visit www.ampaipear.org.uk/2012/08/did-formal-education-really-damage-the-gaelic-language/

NB: Talks will be given bilingually in both Gaelic and English.

(With thanks to Am Paipear)

Chris

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