Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cròileagan Inbhir Narann (Nairn's Gaelic Early Learning and Childcare Setting) Open Session Friday 24th and Monday 27th January

Gàidhlig - Gaelic - lots going on in Nairn - loads of folk learning with the new Duolingo app

Gaelic in Nairn has been given a bit of a boost recently with the arrival of the new Duolingo Gàidhlig app. According to one article recently about 80% of the learners using the online resource are resident in Scotland. This morning there are an incredible 159,000 folk using Duolingo to learn some Gaelic and it's only been available for seven weeks too!

This observer knows 14 people in Nairn that are using the Duolingo Gàidhlig and there are probably the same again in town and nearby and maybe more too. You can register here - it's free too. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Nairn River Community Council election result and interview with top of the poll Tommy Hogg

The result read out by Depute Returning Officer and Ward Manager Willie Munro

Interview with top of the poll - Tommy Hogg

Monday, January 13, 2020

Scozzesi (male vocal quartet) - Saturday January 18th 7.30pm - Nairn Community and Arts Centre

Tickets at the door.

Chase away the January blues with a fun night of song! Scozzesi, the acclaimed Scottish operatic ‘boy band’ comes to Music Nairn on Saturday (18th ) with a night of favourites from opera, operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, traditional airs and songs from the shows. Singing both a cappella and with piano, these four young Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates have delighted audiences all over Scotland with their easy rapport and beautiful singing. The concert starts at 7.30pm in Nairn Community and Arts Centre with tickets at the door.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Nairn Duolingo Gaelic learners getting organised - join the Nairn "Chapter"

Back on the 19th we published an article commenting on how the new Duolingo Gàidhlig app had attracted 100,000 people to learn Gaelic in a little less than three weeks. That figure today is 135,000 and according to one recent press article 80% of the learners are in Scotland. 

This observer knows personally about 15 people using the app in and around Nairn. There will be quite a few more though learning a bit of Gaelic as and when time permits with this app which is just perfect for the way we live our lives and do a lot of stuff on our devices. 

If you are one of those learners you can find out about events that will be organised in Nairn to offer folk the opportunity to use their Gaelic. Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh an seo - More details here.

Quite a lot going on in the Nairn twittersphere these days folks, we'll post anything interesting we see here via the Gurn twitter page

If there's not much being posted here it's worth having a look at the Gurn twitter account. Quite a lot happens in the Nairn twittersphere these days and you can scroll down the wee twitter boxie on the right hand side as far as you like to see what the latest craic is. You don't have to have an account to look at tweets either.