Gaelic residential weekend – Learner – April 2023

The weekend aims to give young people in S1 - S3 who began learning Gaelic in upper Primary or Secondary school the chance to try different activities, learn some more Gaelic and meet new people in a fun and supportive environment.

Advanced, Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate

Fèis Rois and Highland Culture Collective are delighted to announce that booking is now open for the first two of 3 residentials in the series for S1 – S3. They’re a good opportunity to spend time with friends and meet new people, try different activities and bring on confidence in using Gaelic.

For any further queries about the weekends, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen.

The March weekend is the first of two weekends open to Fluent Gaelic speakers. Booking for the third and final weekend (23rd – 25th June in Cromarty) will open nearer the time. Contact Karen if you wish to receive an email when booking opens.

Activities & tutors

Participants will have a choice of activities over the weekend. There will also be free time and evening activities. We’re firming up 2 further activities & tutors and will look forward to sharing the news. Meantime, here the activities and tutors confirmed for the weekend are:

Football – Calum Ferguson

Drama – Artair Donald

Draft timetable

Participants will have a choice of activities over the weekend including sport, drama and art.


3.30 – 4pm: Arrival at accommodation and settle in

4 – 5pm: Ice-breakers

5 – 7pm: Dinner

From 7pm: Evening activities


9 – 10am: Breakfast

10am – 1pm: Morning activity (with break)

1 – 2pm: Lunch

2 – 4pm: Afternoon activity (with break)

4 – 5.30pm: Free time

5.30 – 7: Dinner

7pm onwards: Evening activities


9 – 10am: Breakfast and clear things from the accommodation

10am – 1pm: Morning activity (with break)

1 – 3pm: Lunch & evaluation

3pm: Home time. Participants to be collected / make their own way home by prior arrangement.

Safeguarding & accessibility

All of our tutors, supervisors and staff are experienced and skilled in working with young people and members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, administered by Disclosure Scotland. Young people are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines.

We are committed to making creative activities accessible to all and to eliminate barriers for participation. If you would like to talk in confidence about support for learners with disabilities or specific access requirements for your child, please contact Fiona.

For any further queries about the weekends, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen.

Artair Donald
Calum Ferguson

The Old Brewery, Cromarty

Access Info
The Old Brewery, Cromarty (Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ).

The entrance door can be found on Shore Street and there is some parking in front of the venue. All the bedrooms are upstairs and can be only be accessed by the stairs.
The venue will be closed to the public during the weekend and as such, Fèis Rois and Highland Culture Collective will have exclusive access to it.

28 April - 30 April 2023

Tickets for this programme are available.

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