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50th anniversary of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1705: tabled on 24 October 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House warmly congratulates Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, on its 50th anniversary; recognises that from humble beginnings in an unused barn, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become a centre of excellence, providing world-class education, research and cultural opportunities to thousands of students from more than 25 countries; applauds the fact that Sabhal Mo`r Ostaig is the only centre of Higher and Further Education in the world that provides its learning programmes entirely through the medium of Gaelic; commends the vision of Iain Noble and the leadership of those who have served as principals in establishing a seat of learning for Gaelic that teaches, inspires and enriches students from home and abroad; and celebrates Sabhal Mo`r Ostaig’s positive contribution to both the Isle of Skye, where the population has almost doubled since the inception of the college in 1973, and wider Scottish culture.