Welcome to everyone interested in the history and culture of Scottish islands
Fàilte air a h-uile duine aig a bheil ùidh ann an eachdraidh agus cultar eileanan na h-Alba.
11th ANGUS MACLEOD MEMORIAL LECTURE – MAGGIE CUNNINGHAM
October 23rd, 2014. 7.30pm. Pairc School, Gravir, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis.
The Islands Book Trust and Comunn Eachdraidh na Pàirc, have great pleasure announcing the 11th annual lecture in memory of the late Angus ‘Ease’ Macleod, MBE. This year the lecture will be given in Gaelic (with simultaneous translation into English) by Maggie Cunningham, Chair of MG ALBA . Her topic is: Craoladh Gàidhlig anns an 21mh linn – Dè an toradh dha na coimhearsnachdan anns an do dh’àraich i? Gaelic broadcasting in the 21st Century – how have developments in the media impacted on the communities from which the language was nurtured and grew?
We are delighted that Maggie, who is originally from Scalpay, has agreed to give the lecture on this important subject which we are sure would have been of great interest to ‘Ease’. She will reflect on how effectively Gaelic media has exploited new technology to develop programmes and to reach a wider audience and asks whether that development has helped to sustain the language within the community.
The lecture will be followed as is customary by a closing prayer and Gaelic psalm. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. We hope you will be able to come to what promises to be another memorable occasion.
We are most grateful to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for generous support.