A Celebration of Gaelic for Book Week Scotland

Gaelic will feature during Book Week Scotland in Perth & Kinross with a selection of activities for children and adults.

Head along to Loch Leven Library in Kinross on Tuesday 28 November for an afternoon of songs, rhymes, stories and film for children. The afternoon will feature a Gaelic Bookbug Session for 0-5 year olds at 2pm.

This will be followed by the screening of a Gaelic episode of the Children's BBC TV series- Katie Morag and the Brochan Bus at 2.30pm and 3.45 pm. Katie Morag finds her friend Neilly Beag a new job running a porridge bus.

On Wednesday 29 November - John Murray author of new book Literature of the Gaelic Landscape, will give a talk at Perth Museum and Art Gallery from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Travel in your mind to Duncan Bàn Macintyre's Beinn Dòbhrain, Sorley Maclean's Hallaig and the Caithness and Sutherland of Neil Gunn. Photographs, maps and place names immerse us in the landscapes which have described songs, poems and tales over the ages.

John Murray is a former Director of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh University. His first book Reading the Gaelic Landscape was published in 2014.

On Thursday 30 November - Join Bookbug again at AK Bell Library, Perth for a special St Andrew's Day Bookbug session featuring Gaelic and Scots Language. Listen to the stories and join in the songs and rhymes from 10.30am to 11am.

All activities are free. For more information contact Gaelic@pkc.gov.uk or 01738 476495.