Local News for Wednesday 19th October 2016
International and Royal links for Mòd
Events at yesterday’s Royal Nationla Mòd highlighted the international family of Gaelic-speakers, and a proud tradition of support from royalty. His Royal Highness, The Lord of The Isles, Prince Charles arrived at the Nicolson Institute yesterday morning to enjoy performances from some of this year’s competitors. He also presented an award to the 2016 Gaelic Learner of the Year, 30 year old Carmine Calajezzi, who was born and raised in Abruzzo, Italy, before moving to Scotland five years ago. International interest in Gaelic has brought children from Spanish and Zimbabwean backgrounds to the Mòd, as well as one competitor travelling from Abu Dhabi.