Lights, Camera, Action…

IT WAS lights, camera and action… as the spotlight turned on Gaelic’s starring role in the Staffin Ecomuseum.

Staffin Community Trust directors Dugald Ross and Sine Gillespie were both interviewed on Tuesday (7.10) about the language’s use in the ecomuseum called Ceumannan, which opened in 2009.

Gaelic runs throughout the ecomuseum, from the names of the 13 walking locations including the Cuith-Raing, Loch Shianta and An Lethallt. Then there are the stories behind the different sites and Gaelic has a high-profile prominence in the literature like the interpretation panels, brochures and original website.

Cameraman Allan Crook filmed Dugald and Sine in the Staffin Museum talking about how Gaelic can enhance a visitor’s experience in our community. Unfortunately, heavy rain restricted the plans for outdoor shots.

The ecomuseum will be featured as an online case study on Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s You Tube channel as part of the Tourism Intelligence Scotland Gaelic and Scots language guide. It will highlight how Gaelic can be used as an asset in tourism and is expected to be released in the next few weeks.