We will have a selection of workshops available at the games for anyone who wishes to participate and learn something new.
Cost is predominantly a donation to the games though some workshops will have a set fee.
Lalland Scots is the main language still spoken in Scotland today, albeit in it's present form diluted somewhat with English.
Much like the Aboriginal languages of North America it is not recognised as an official language. It was banned in schools across Scotland throughout the last century. Most children still spoke it at home, but at school were forced to read, write and speak English instead!
Many people think it is just a slang version of English, but with words like Stramash, Stoorie, Sleekit & Skelpit it is far from slang.
If you would like to learn more about this fascinating language (the language of Robert Burns - Poet) the Scottish Culture and heritage and be able to understand the native's on any trip to Bonnie Scotland, then come along to the Highland Games & Gathering on September 8th & 9th for a 'Guid wee blether' at our Lalland Scots workshop.
CLASS CONSISTS OF:-
An Introduction to the Lalland Scots Language - the living language of today
Culture and Heritage
Where to visit and when
Question & answer session
This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to obtain basic knowledge of the Gaelic (Gaidhlig) language and culture and will include the following:-
A brief history of gaelic in Scotland & Nova Scotia
Basic Gaelic phrases for greetings, weather, talking about family & visiting people
Explanation of the Celtic seasonal calendr, with particular reference to Là Fhèill Brìghde on 1st Feb
A couple of simple Gaelic songs along with a brief description of the key Gaelic music and dance traditions.
Cost - To be determined
Learn about the Mi'kmaq peoples of our county their traditions, dance & drumming. Learn some basic language.
Come along and learn some ceilidh dances. A unique and fun way to get fit and stay fit. This workshop is open to all ages.
Susan McBurnie-Beaver of Lucybelle Designs will host an Art Class for the youngsters.
Pre school to teen. All supplies, instruction and finished art piece included in price.
One and half hours - enough time for the parents to go have fun round the field, take part in a race, Tug O War competition or sit and have some refreshments
Cost - $18 - To be confirmed
Workshop times to be determined.