Wednesday, 23 July 2008

S3M-02240 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Slàinte Nòs Ùr

That the Parliament congratulates the organisers, participants and audience of Nòs Ùr (new style) which took place in Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on 21 June 2008; recognises it is the first Celtic and Scots minority languages song competition of its kind which featured 12 finalists from Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland whose entries were in Gaelic and Scots; applauds the UHI Millennium Institute for organising Voices of the West, a conference on minority languages which ran in conjunction with Nòs Ùr; welcomes the importance of vibrant Gaelic and Scots languages and heritage that underpin the self-confidence of Scottish culture and believes that friendly competitions like this help to foster a greater togetherness and understanding of similar cultures; congratulates Yr Annioddefol from north Wales and Gwennyn from Brittany on their victory, and wishes them the best of luck when they represent Western Europe in the pan-European final due to take place in Luleå, Sweden on 18 October 2008.

Supported by: Dr Alasdair Allan, Bill Kidd, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie McGrigor, Aileen Campbell, Dr Ian McKee, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, Robin Harper, Dr Bill Wilson, Christina McKelvie, Jamie Hepburn, Willie Coffey, Brian Adam, Stuart McMillan, Roseanna CunninghamLodged on Monday, June 23, 2008; Current as of 28 August 2008

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