An exciting park-wide community project to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the translation of the bible into Gaelic is being developed to tie in with  Scotland’s ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology ’ celebrations.

The Community Partnership are delighted to have received a small grant from Bord na Gaidhlig to support a project to raise awareness of the Gaelic history of the NP area and its contribution to the Gaelic language.

The project titled ‘Celebration of the Role of the National Park in the Gaelic Bible’ will uncover the history of the translation of the bible set across the National Park with Arrochar, Luss, Aberfoyle, Killin and Strathyre as the five parishes all involved. The project will also be an excellent way of us together highlighting the rich Gaelic heritage in the area and help embed a more positive community image of Gaelic.

Invitation to heritage groups and communities

This autumn heritage groups and communities across the Park and boundary areas will be invited to take part in a short film as part of the project.

Working with Professor Donald Meek Gaidlhlig Projects and Linda Macleod (Uist born Gaelic singer and BBC Alba presenter), filmmakers Turkey Red Media have been putting together a film that will be used to support the development areas of;

  • Arts & Media
  • Heritage
  • Communities
  • Education projects across schools in Scotland

Gathering heritage exhibition & workshops!

To complete the anniversary celebrations, the film will be launched at the Community Partnership Gathering on the 4th November at The Millennium Hall, Gartocharn, which this year will have a distinct heritage theme. A chance to hear from key speakers including Professor Donald Meek, the event will also feature a series of  workshop sessions  and exhibition to share ideas with other communities for how to promote Gaelic heritage.

Heritage groups and societies from in and around the Park will be invited along to showcase their own projects that they have been working on and will have the opportunity to join in with workshops facilitated by Professor Donald Meek.

Getting involved

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in either the filming or Gathering event we would love to hear from you.

Even if you are camera shy there are many ways that you can get involved and leave a lasting legacy! Drop us an email or give us a call today on 01389 722639 or drop us an email to info@thecommunitypartnership.org.uk !

This page will be regularly updated so please check from time to time! If you would like to hear directly about all aspects of the project please get in touch.




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