To Sow and to Reap: The An Ceathramh Language Learning Unit, Rogart Sutherland, Scotland. A Private Community Based Language and Culture Initiative in Scottish Gaelic.

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This paper describes the growth and success of the An Ceathramh Gaelic language teaching centre in Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland from 1992 to 2001. It is an example of a private, community-based initiative, which contrasts markedly with top-down, agency directed projects which are the norm in Gaelic development in Scotland. An Ceathramh had a wide influence on local Gaelic, by teaching the local dialect, promoting music and dance, and by bringing parents together who later established a Gaelic medium school. It is an example of how much can be achieved in a community by working with available resources
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019



  • Gaelic language
  • community-based programs
  • Heritage

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