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WATCH MOD 2021: Highland Council's Gaelic team unveil a video welcoming the 2021 Mod to Inverness - inviting people to come and make a life in the Highlands and Islands


By Louise Glen

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Mòd 2021 launches ahead of this year's festival in Inverness Picture shows Children from Inverness Gaelic School in front row L_R, Ava Williams -age 9 (Mòd) ,Ruaraidh MacLeod - age 6 (Inbhir), Isobel Simpson - age 8 (Nis) ,Hunter Williams - age 8 (2021), back row L-R, Norrie Mackay - Vice Convener of the Local Organising Committee, Councillor Calum Munro (Chair of the Gaelic Committee) ,Mairi Macdonald - Local Organising Committee , Depute Provost Councillor McAllister, Allan Campbell - President of An Comunn Gaidhealach celebrating the launch of Mòd 2021 on the banks of the River Ness 2 September 2021
Mòd 2021 launches ahead of this year's festival in Inverness Picture shows Children from Inverness Gaelic School in front row L_R, Ava Williams -age 9 (Mòd) ,Ruaraidh MacLeod - age 6 (Inbhir), Isobel Simpson - age 8 (Nis) ,Hunter Williams - age 8 (2021), back row L-R, Norrie Mackay - Vice Convener of the Local Organising Committee, Councillor Calum Munro (Chair of the Gaelic Committee) ,Mairi Macdonald - Local Organising Committee , Depute Provost Councillor McAllister, Allan Campbell - President of An Comunn Gaidhealach celebrating the launch of Mòd 2021 on the banks of the River Ness 2 September 2021

Highland Council’s Gaelic team have produced a short video in support of the Inverness 2021 Royal National Mòd which is currently taking place in Inverness.

Encouraging people to come and live in the area, it said ti particualry wanted to attract young people with Gaelic.

An Comunn Gàidhealach, the organisers of the Royal National Mod have developed a blended approach to the Mòd, as events are taking place both virtually and face to face.

A spokeswoman for Highland Council said: "This year’s Mòd provides an opportunity to highlight not only the event, but Inverness and the wider Highland area.

"The Highlands and associated islands are both fantastic areas to live, to work, and to enjoy blended city and rural leisure time.

The Royal National Mod 2021 opens in Inverness: Anna Macleod, gaelic singer and Duncan Chisholm, fiddle player. Picture: James Mackenzie.
The Royal National Mod 2021 opens in Inverness: Anna Macleod, gaelic singer and Duncan Chisholm, fiddle player. Picture: James Mackenzie.

"Highland Council supports youth employment and is keen to attract young people to Gaelic and cultural positions to live and work in the area. The Council is ambitious, sustainable, and connected in its approach to working with communities and serving the population of the area."

Councillor Calum Munro, chairman of the Gaelic committee said “I’m delighted that the Council has developed this short video which highlights what the Highlands has to offer regarding Gaelic and its associated culture, employment opportunities and the environment."

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