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Iomairt Ghàidhlig Iar Thuath Leòdhais is delivering Gaelic classes in the area (Ness, Barvas & Shawbost/Carloway) in order to introduce learners to the language. The classes will be free of charge to those attending. The classes will run for six weeks and are aimed at beginners. They will aim to provide learners with vocabulary and conversational skills, with the intention of building a foundation for further learning of the language. At the end of the six weeks, it is hoped a local learners’ group will be established to plan and co-ordinate the way forward for them. Along with the learning method delivered through these classes, there will also be an opportunity to take part and sample the Ùlpan method of learning. Iomairt Ghàidhlig Iar Thuath Leòdhais is working in partnership with the Community Education Department, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Lews Castle College in the delivery of these classes.

Classes will begin at the following venues and times:

Barvas – Wednesday (beginning 26th January) - 7.30 – 9pm, An Taigh Cèilidh

Ness – Thursday (beginning 27th January) - 7.30 – 9pm, Spòrs Nis

Shawbost/Carloway – Thursday (beginning 27th January) - 7.30 – 9pm

Information regarding venue for Shawbost/Carloway will be circulated nearer the time.

If you would like to attend these classes, please contact the evening class hotline on 01851 707804.

Iomairt Ghàidhlig Iar Thuath Leòdhais is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

For further information on this News Release, please contact Marina Murray, 01851 701802.


Comunn na Gàidhlig

5 Mitchell's Lane




01463 234138




Comunn na Gàidhlig

An Tosgan

54a Rathad Shìphort


Isle of Lewis



01851 701802

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