Tain Royal Academy are the winners of the 2012 BT Alba Gaelic debate competition! This is also the first time that the school have reached the semi final stages of the competition. Eoghann Beaton and Breigha Morrison impressed the judges to emerge as champions this evening at the Scottish Parliament. After how close last night’s competition was the judges and audience knew this evening would be interesting. Both teams were extremely effective in their style and delivery and it was one of the liveliest debates in many years.
Norrie MacLennan from BBC Craoladh nan Gàidheal was present to award the prize for the best speaker in this year’s competition. That honour this year went to Isabelle Bain from the Nicolson Institute.
The Management Committee of the Debate are delighted to announce that BT Scotland have secured their funding for the 2013 competition. With this funding in place the committee can look to start planning next year’s competition which will commemorate fifteen years since it was established. The Committee are delighted with this announcement.
From start to finish this year’s competition has given many reasons to be encouraged. Each school, parent, teacher and community should be proud of their pupils who represented them so well in the 2012 Debate.
Eoghann and Breigha will tomorrow return to Tain Royal Academy with their silverware and there will be a warm reception waiting for them from their school who will be very proud of their achievements!