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TITLE
Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees - R (Ruis - Elder)
EXTERNAL ID
THCCLL_GAELICTREEALPHABET_16
DATE OF IMAGE
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lochcarron Primary School
SOURCE
The Highland Council - Community Learning & Leisure
ASSET ID
39940
KEYWORDS
gaelic langauge
dialects
trees
Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees - R (Ruis - Elder)

This banner was produced by pupils at Lochcarron Primary School.

In the spring of 2007 twenty primary schools in Ross and Cromarty took part in a Gaelic Tree Alphabet banner-making project. The Gaelic Tree Alphabet contains 18 letters each of which was traditionally linked with a tree name. The trees were used to help children learn the letters of the Gaelic Alphabet. There are various versions of the alphabet which differ slightly from each other. This one is taken from Dwelly's Gaelic dictionary.

The letter 'r' is signified by 'ruis', the old Gaelic name for an elder tree.

Four local artists; Jane Bregazzi, Eilidh Crumlish, Charlotte Mackenzie and Rosie Newman worked with pupils to develop these colourful banners using a variety of techniques including printing, painting and collage. The banners were printed onto a durable material to form bright and dramatic 3 metre high flags.

The project was organised by The Highland Council's Ross and Cromarty Community Learning and Leisure team with financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage and the Community Initiatives Fund of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

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Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees - R (Ruis - Elder)

2000s

gaelic langauge; dialects; trees

The Highland Council - Community Learning & Leisure

Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees

This banner was produced by pupils at Lochcarron Primary School.<br /> <br /> In the spring of 2007 twenty primary schools in Ross and Cromarty took part in a Gaelic Tree Alphabet banner-making project. The Gaelic Tree Alphabet contains 18 letters each of which was traditionally linked with a tree name. The trees were used to help children learn the letters of the Gaelic Alphabet. There are various versions of the alphabet which differ slightly from each other. This one is taken from Dwelly's Gaelic dictionary.<br /> <br /> The letter 'r' is signified by 'ruis', the old Gaelic name for an elder tree. <br /> <br /> Four local artists; Jane Bregazzi, Eilidh Crumlish, Charlotte Mackenzie and Rosie Newman worked with pupils to develop these colourful banners using a variety of techniques including printing, painting and collage. The banners were printed onto a durable material to form bright and dramatic 3 metre high flags.<br /> <br /> The project was organised by The Highland Council's Ross and Cromarty Community Learning and Leisure team with financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage and the Community Initiatives Fund of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.