Glasgow Trip 28th November - 1st December
Open to young people from S1 to S4 - Cost £70
We are arranging a residential trip to Glasgow open to Gaelic speaking young people and it'd be great to have you along! We hope to bring young people from all round the country together.
The Scottish Government has opened a formal consultation on parental rights in relation to Gaelic education. All the information and documents are available by following this link: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/07/5849
Comunn na Gàidhlig would encourage anyone with an interest in Gaelic education to examine the proposals and to submit their views. If you were happy to also pass on your views to CnaG, this might help us when formulating our own response.
Gaelic Development - Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) is a social enterprise which provides Gaelic services throughout Scotland. We are involved in many different areas including Young people and Events, Iomairtean Gàidhlig, Education & Parents, Funding and many other areas. Browse our website for news, information, application forms and employment opportunities.
Our programme for young people offers a variety of events in various places. These events are fun and a great way to strengthen young people's Gaelic. We also offer certificated awards such as the John Muir Award and places on our annual Sradagan camp are always in high demand.
We are heavily involved in the Iomairtean Gàidhlig of which there are eight throughout Scotland. Our work in this area includes the general coordination of activity and the delivery of youth work and support for the Parental Advisory Scheme. We work closely with the community and other Gaelic organisations.
We run various grant schemes which offer Funding to the private sector and community groups including our popular Bilingual Signs & Marketing scheme. Through our close working relationship with Highlands & Islands Enterprise, we aim to support communities and CAM areas.
Our popular employment opportunities page is the best place on the web to find out about the various Gaelic jobs on offer. We also support Students through our schemes which enable organisations to offer work placements and work experience.
Comunn na Gàidhlig itself was established in 1984 and campaigned for secure status for Gaelic over many years. Our main office is in Inverness although we are active throughout the country and are flexible in our approach. If we can assist an individual, community or organisation to use Gaelic we will do.
Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) was established in 1984 as a co-ordinating Gaelic Development Agency. Operating at local, regional and national levels, CnaG has a Board of Directors which includes representatives from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland Council and An Comunn Gàidhealach. The Board also has Directors representing the Community, the Arts and Youth. A representative from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) attends Board meetings as an observer.
Comunn na Gàidhlig has three funding schemes. We are providing this funding in partnership with Highlands & Islands Enterprise. These schemes are only open to organisations and individuals based in the Highlands & Islands Enterprise area with some districts being a priority. Please phone us to find out if your project can be supported.
These schemes are delivered by CnaG with contract funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
The schemes aim to support different sectors as follows:
Bilingual Signs & Marketing - Financial and practical support (Gaelic forms and proof reading) for bilingual signs, vehicle graphics, banners, marketing materials, leaflets, business cards - up to £2,000 at a 60% intervention rate.
The John Muir Award at CnaG allows young people to take part in an exciting programme through the medium of Gàidhlig and achieve a recognised award. The award is based upon young people choosing a wild place and then exploring, conserving and sharing that place with others.