Glasgow and Edinburgh schools compete for the Gaelic Primary Shinty Sixes as part of the first-ever Gaelic language week

Bòrd na Gàidhlig supported the event as over 80 pupils took part in the tournament

Over 80 pupils from across Glasgow and Edinburgh descended on Bishopbriggs to compete for Gaelic Primary Shinty Sixes silverware at a special event designed to promote both the sport and the language.

Hosted by Iomain Cholmcille, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, primary school kids from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School), Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail (Glendale Gaelic Primary School) and Meadowburn Primary School, all of which are in Gaelic-medium education, aimed to replicate the skills and talent of sides like the all-conquering Glasgow Mid Argyll, Glasgow’s only senior shinty side, or reigning Camanachd Cup champions Kinlochshiel.

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu were crowned champions on the day, following a thrilling afternoon of action from all sides on show. Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail (Glendale Gaelic Primary School) also took home a trophy for being the best Gaidhlig speakers on the day.

The tournament was hosted in conjunction with the first-ever official Gaelic language week; Seachdain na Gàidhlig, as part of over 100 events taking place across the world, including in the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and the US, all which will deliver a flavour of the breadth of Gaelic activity across the globe.

Shona MacLennan, Chief Executive at Bòrd na Gàidhlig, said: “We are delighted to have supported this superb event at Bishopbriggs, hosted by Iomain Cholmcille as part of the fantastic Seachdain na Gàidhlig. The enthusiasm on display from all players suggests that we may have a few budding shinty stars on the horizon, as well as the next generation of Gaelic speakers.”

 

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