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High Life Highland have received a £5000 award from Bòrd na Gàidhlig

By Imogen James

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Inverness Castle development rednition.
Inverness Castle development rednition.

The money will be used to support the appointment of Gaelic Cultural Advisors to the Spirit of the Highlands Project.

This new role will help to integrate the Gaelic language and culture into the visitor experience.

Brian Ó hEadhra, partnerships and funding manager at Bòrd na Gàidhlig said: “We commend High Life Highland on their work to embed Gaelic language and culture in this important development.

"We look forward to Gaelic having a prominent position throughout the project and High Life Highland’s work towards the National Gaelic Language Plan aim that Gaelic is used more often, by more people in a wider range of situations.”

Fergus Ewing MSP, co-chair of the Spirit of the Highlands Delivery Group said: “I’m delighted to welcome this support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig on behalf of the Inverness Castle – Spirit of the Highlands project Delivery Group. Through this grant we will be well-placed to showcase how Gaelic language and culture plays an important and key role in shaping the spirit of the Highlands, past, present and future."

The castle transformation is supported by the Scottish and UK Governments and will be a new cultural hub of the Highlands, re-invigorating the tourism industry.

Helen Carmichael, Provost of Inverness and Area, and co-chair of the Spirit of the Highlands Delivery Group added: “I’m pleased that Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s contribution will ensure the Inverness Castle – Spirit of the Highlands project helps to contribute to the Highland Council’s focus on promoting Gaelic in our area.

"As a key project that will create a tourism gateway for the Highlands, and one of the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal projects, we aim to enhance the profile of Gaelic for many years to come.”

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