28th July 2011
24 young people of 9-12 years of age gathered together recently at the Sradagan camp in the Scaladale Centre on the Isle of Harris.
They had a fun filled week between games, climbing, competitions, swimming, coasteering, gorge walking and more. They also got a chance to go to the beautiful beach at Luskentyre and went on a tour round historical sites on Lewis such as the Callanish Standing Stones, the Carloway Broch and Arnol Black House. The young people got a warm welcome in the communities of Lewis and Harris where Gaelic is strong.
Donald MacNeill, Comunn na Gàidhlig’s Chief Executive said:
“We are delighted to have been able to run the Sradagan Camp again - and happier still that all those taking part enjoyed it so much. It’s very important at this stage to try and establish the link between Gaelic and ‘fun’ in the children’s minds - a strong message that we’d hope would last for the rest of their lives.”
Bòrd na Gàidhlig provided support towards the costs of the camp.