Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands has congratulated organisers and competitors of the 2022 Royal National Mod, delivering a speech in Gaelic in the parliament chamber.
Contributing to the debate on The Mod Coming Back, Ms Roddick highlighted the importance of the event in promoting the Gaelic language and congratulated many of the individual winners, including Ruairidh Gray, from North Uist and Annie Catriona Macdonald, from the Isle of Skye, both of whom claimed the coveted gold medals.
“I have been clear since my election that I want to encourage communications in Gaelic, and I am lucky to have Gaelic speakers in my team that allow me to do just that.
“The Royal National Mod is so important in the promotion and celebration of Gaelic language and music, so I was thrilled to see it return this year after so much time away due to covid.
“Bringing together Gaelic speakers and non-speakers from across the country and beyond, the event plays a vital role in ensuring the continued success of our Gaelic communities.
“It was such a joy to see so much talent come out of the region, such as the new Black Isle Gaelic Choir who won the Margaret Duncan Memorial trophy, and the brilliant Oban Gaelic Choir who lifted the Tullibardine shield – to name just a few!”