Saoghal nan Gaidheal

Colmcille launched a major photographic competition,  aimed at capturing the lives of speakers of Scottish or Irish Gaelic or of the life of the Gaelic speaking communities in the two countries.

The 2009 competition was launched by Scottish Government Education Minister,  Michael Russell, a keen photographer himself and  accustomed to being at the sharp end of a lens in his Ministerial role.  The competition attracted almost a thousand entries and generated a wealth of vivid images, each with a caption in Scottish or Irish Gaelic. The photographs have also been available as a touring exhibition.

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