Gaelic Education Update and Events

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Please note the following events for your diary

Comann nam Pàrant meeting on Monday 03 June, 7.15pm in Tollcross Community Centre. (Room 1)
Items on the agenda include: Early Years Development within GME; Subject development and issues regarding Secondary GME; Fundraising, events and use of grant money.


The Meadows Festival is this weekend – 01-02 June. Cròileagan have a stall this year and would greatly appreciate any help from parents of children of all ages. If you can spare an hour or two over the weekend to talk about your experience of GME with members of the public please email and we will pass on your details. Check out for full info.


The deadline for entries to take part in this year’s Royal National Mod is Friday 31st May. Parents who wish to enter their child for competition separate to that of their school should ensure that forms are submitted by this date.

Entries may be made online or by post using the link below. .


Bothan – Friday 26th April 2013 8-10pm

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Tickets can only be purchased from the Storytelling Centre 0131 556 9579



Taobh na Pàirce Parent Council meeting

Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce

Taobh na Pàirce Parent Council will be holding a meeting as follows:

7.30pm, Monday 22 April

Tollcross Community Centre


This is an open meeting for all parents.  The meeting will be dicsussing the recommendation of the wraparound working group and will aim to appoint a care provider for Taobh na Pàirce.  Please come along to the meeting to give your input to this process.

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Comann nam Pàrant and Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce Parent Council Meeting

Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce

7.15pm, Monday 4 March
Tollcross Community Centre

All parents and carers are welcome to the Comann nam Pàrant and Taobh na Pàirce Parent Council meeting.

This will be a joint meeting to agree how to work together to manage issues around the opening of Taobh na Pàirce: transport, parking and wraparound care etc.  We will also agree a diary for the year and talking about social events and fundraising.  If you can’t make it to the meeting but would like to get involved in any activities this year, please let us know:

The meeting will include the Comann nam Pàrant AGM.  Comann nam Pàrant is the representative organisation for families at all stages of GME in Edinburgh, including secondary and pre-school.  All committee positions are open for election annually and can be taken on by individuals or can be job-shares.  If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved please get in touch with the committee:

Anne MacPhail, the recently appointed Head teacher of Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, will be in attendance at the meeting and this is a great opportunity for parents to show our support for the new school.

We hope to see you on 4th March.


Taobh na Pàirce – Parent Council

Gaelic School Edinburgh

There will be a meeting on Monday 4 February at 7.15pm in Tollcross Community Centre (Room 1) to set up the Parent Council for Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce.

At the last meeting in November, there was a discussion on what sort of Parent Council parents wanted and a group was set up to put together a constitution for the Parent Council.  This meeting is to:

Adopt the new draft constitution

Appoint a Parent Council and a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (office bearers can be individuals or job-shares)

Set up any groups the Parent Council might want to form – e.g. Communication, Transport and Parking, Wraparound Care etc.

Updates on other issues, such as head teacher recruitment.

Please come along!  If you can’t come, but want to be involved in Parent Council – please let us know at

The new draft constitution and a note of the last meeting are in the documents on the right under “Taobh na Pàirce”.

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Comann nam Pàrant Christmas Parties

General Gaelic Info

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C4 – 7, you can leave a request for the DJ to play in the comments box below.

He might even read out who they are from!


Taobh na Pàirce New Parent Council

Gaelic School Edinburgh, General Gaelic Info

A Parent Council for Taobh na Pàirce is being set up to be involved in discussions with the Council, to help in appointing a Head Teacher and to represent parents’ views on things like the new school’s playground, transport arrangements and wrap-around care.

All parents of children who will be going to Taobh na Pàirce are invited to a meeting on Tuesday 6 November at 7.15pm, Room 2, Tollcross Community Centre.  The meeting is to set up the Parent Council, to appoint people to be involved in head teacher recruitment, and to plan what the Parent Council should be doing in the future.

A proposal for the Parent Council constitution is listed under the shared documents on the right hand sidebar.  If you have any comments or suggestions on the proposal please send them, if possible before Friday 2 November, to

The meeting on 6 November will then discuss and decide on the constitution If you can’t come to the meeting but still want to be involved, including standing as an office bearer, please let us know.

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Gaelic School in Edinburgh – floor plans unveiled

Gaelic School Edinburgh

It was great to see so many parents attend the meeting on Monday 10th September.  We were able to view the new Gaelic School for Edinburgh’s floor plan and to answer some of the main questions arising from the transfer from Tollcross Primary to the old Bonnington Primary School building.

Please click into the links on the right hand side bar to view the proposed layout for the new Gaelic school and to read through the main questions that arose (FAQs) along with our response to date.

We look forward to this exciting move and promise to keep everyone up to date with work on the school site as it progresses.

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Parents Like Us Festival 2012

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This is always a great day out for families, with lots to do for the little ones.  This year, the Parents Like Us Festival will take place on 1st – 3rd June 2012 at Leith Links.  The Entrance to the festival is at the junction of Restalrig Road/Links Gardens.

Comann nam Pàrant and the Cròileagan will be there every day – come and visit our stall!

Please see for more details.

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Gillie McKenzie’s solo album Griais released

Gaelic Arts

“Gillie Mackenzie has just completed her first solo album, Griais, (gree-ash) named after the village where she grew up.  She chose this title because her music is so heavily influenced by the  Gaelic songs, stories, landscape and culture of the people of Lewis in the Western Isles where she grew up.  The work comprises traditional and self-penned Gaelic (with a smattering of English) songs inspired by her life in Lewis and in the Lothians.  She worked with a wonderful array of musicians in creating the album including Ewan MacPherson of Fribo on guitar (also producing), Alasdair White of the Battlefield Band on fiddle and whistle, Mhairi Hall on piano, James Mackintosh of Shooglenifty on percussion, Ailig Hunter on bass, Amy Geddes on viola and Mattie Foulds (engineering).

The album will be officially launched by Gillie and her band on 12th May 2012at Douglas Robertson’s House Concert in Edinburgh.  If you’d like to reserve tickets please email

For those of you who can’t make it to the launch, CDs can be purchased online at

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