Mòd opens with call for Unesco status to protect Gaelic heartland
The Royal National Mòd opened in Stornoway last night with a call for the special cultural environment of the Western Isles to be protected and promoted, or risk the loss of “the very heart” of the Gaelic language.
John Macleod, president of Mòd organisers An Comunn Gàidhealach, urged Scotland’s political leaders to seek Unesco status for the islands’ “living cultural heritage”.
Competitors from Scotland and across the world converge on Lewis this week for the first time since 2011 as 200 competitions take place in Gaelic music and song, along with highland dancing, sport, literature and... read more
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