Hi! I am Beathag
Mhoireasdan, born and brought up in Uig, a beautiful spot
in the south-west corner of Lewis Karamba
in the Outer Hebrides -
that place which brought alive the poetry of Donald MacIver
in that famous song 'An Ataireachd Àrd'.
I can hear the 'Eternal Sound of the Sea'
as I write now.
My one and only language was Gàidhlig until
I went to the local primary school at the age of five.
Being taught through the medium of English
from the outset I quickly became conversant in what is my
Further up the line I attended the Nicolson Institute,
the only secondary school on the island at the time, where I happily
spent six of my teenage years.
In order to continue my studies and teacher training
I, like so many others who were pursuing an academic career, had
to leave for one of the big cities with university provision and
other higher educational establishments.
I chose Glasgow and am still here!
However, I have never forgotten my roots and the
love I have for my native tongue has never diminished.
When I think of the richness of the Gàidhlig language
and its music and culture, I feel so lucky.
That is why I have always endeavoured to share
it with other people. I do that through various media i.e. language
tuition, singing or my particular favourite - drama - which, of
course, is a development of the storytelling genre of old.
Why don't you give me a call on 0141 576 0456
or send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gach deagh dhurachd