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Guthan nan Eilean: Island Voices

This Scottish project involved the creation of video and audio materials to form an oral archive reflecting the lives of a bilingual, Hebridean community. The videos comprise of short, informative documentaries on key issues in community and business life. They are scripted in plain language and use authentic interviews with individual community members. These materials are an excellent resource for Gaelic learners and those with a particular interest in community life in the Hebrides. As an extension of the project Sabhal Mòr Ostaig college has worked with a community training partner and other bodies to use the videos as an inspiration to learners to make their own films. This has proved to be a great success and examples of the home made videos include a day centre client recording his own Gaelic voiceover and Polish and Latvian workers at a local shellfish processing plant making a film about their lives. The project opened doors to further productive film making in a range of languages and with a variety of themes. By showing what is possible with a laptop and camera it inspired a range of community language teaching enterprises. Language: Scottish Gaelic

Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning

  • enhancement of quality of language teaching
  • promotion of new approaches to language teaching and learning
  • promotion of multilingualism
  • promotion of the development of teaching material for the learning of less widely spoken languages
United Kingdom
Target Language
Educational Sector
School Education
Higher Education
Adult Education
Transversal (more sectors addressed)

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21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: