Uibhist Ioma-chànanach – Multilingual Uist
The August issue of Am Pàipear carries a Gaelic article by Gordon Wells entitled “Uibhist ioma-chànanach agus pròiseactan SMO” (“Multilingual Uist and SMO projects). It suggests that other communities coming to terms with multicultural or multilingual growth may find some useful points of comparison with the longstanding Hebridean experience of bilingualism.
It also highlights how Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO), Scotland’s Gaelic college, has been working with European partners over a number of years on development work, particularly for language learners, that is rooted in the everyday experiences and accounts of the residents of Uist (and other Hebridean Islands) through projects such as Guthan nan Eilean. You can read the article here.