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Title:Christine NicLeòid
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Summary:Christine MacLeod from Bragar in Lewis talks to Maggie Smith. She remembers growing up in a crofting community where weaving and fishing were commonplace. Gaelic was widely spoken in the local primary school. After secondary education in Stornoway, she moved to Edinburgh, to study and then teach, first in English, and then in the Gaelic school at Tollcross. She has happy memories of this, until she retired and returned to Lewis. She speaks with particular conviction on the value of storytelling in education. She talks of Bragar today, including the use of Gaelic, placenames, the new use for the old school, and the style of speech. She’s pleased her own Edinburgh-raised children think of it as home. 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.
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CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:6599
Media:video (36:15)
Created:2021-07-20 14:55:37 UT
Changed:2021-07-21 08:50:59 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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