Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed today's announcement from Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP of £1 million funding support from the Scottish Government for the Cnoc Soilleir project.
The investment will come from the Scottish Government's Gaelic Capital Plan. The project is being done in collaboration with Lews Castle College UHI and will establish a multi-functioning Gaelic education and arts centre in Uist. It is hoped to create up to 40 jobs.
Alasdair Allan MSP commented:
"I was delighted to see this announcement earlier on today. This is good news for South Uist and good news for the Gaelic language.
"Ceòlas does fantastic work and I am impressed with their ambitious plans to develop a centre for Gaelic music, dance and culture at Cnoc Soilleir. This will help to create a sustainable future for the language, while creating jobs and increasing cultural and educational activity here in Uist.
"Today's announcement is further demonstration of the Scottish Government's commitment to support Gaelic and Gaelic speaking communities."