SUPRISE VISIT AT “CHILDRENS MOD”
Written by Archie Fergusson on 19/10/2016
The children’s Mod Continues today with hundreds of under 19 Gaelic speakers taking part in over 50 competitions in the Western Isles. Young Gaelic speakers of all levels will compete for awards in storytelling, poetry and singing, including the coveted An Comunn and Traditional Silver Medal competitions for boys and girls aged 13-15.
His Royal Highness, The Lord of The Isles, made a suprise visit to theRoyal National Mod (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) this morning to enjoy performances from some of this year’s competitors. His Royal Highness will meet with several competitors, volunteers and staff of An Comunn Gàidhealach, organisers of the Royal National Mòd at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway. His Royal Highness will then present Carmine Colajezzi with the 2016 Gaelic Learner of the year award. Sponsored by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society for Scotland, the award acknowledges a Gaelic learner who’s made significant steps to becoming fluent.