Details for unit 8432

Title:Iain Greumach (1)
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Summary:Part of the Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal project in which the UHI Language Sciences Institute with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Soillse, together with Irish partners, record the natural speech of Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers in their own communities with user-friendly equipment and techniques. Here, in the first part, Iain Graham talks about his family background and his earliest memories of life in Back, on Lewis, where he grew up in a close-knit community. He describes his early education in the local school and how that was followed up by a spell at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway. He also talks about the typical occupations in the community at the time, where many people were involved in weaving, and about Hallowe’en practices. He continued his education in Aberdeen, before being recruited to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on Skye.
Language notes:A two-way conversation in which Peter Murray questions Iain Graham on his early recollections and opinions on growing up on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and the course of his subsequent career.
CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:4715
Media:video (21:23)
Created:2020-03-12 14:45:11 UT
Changed:2020-06-02 11:09:24 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Clicks on words:60 - List of clicked words

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