Scottish island launches search for new Gaelic song to help prevent language from dying out

A Hebridean island has launched a search for a new anthem – to help prevent the use of Gaelic from dying out.

The Isle of Gigha, off the west coast of Kintyre, wants to commission a new song that can also be learned by non-Gaelic speakers who currently live there.

Gaelic-speaking singer-songwriters from across Scotland have the chance to create a piece of music that is aimed at reflecting the island’s long Gaelic heritage as well as the reality of modern-day life there.

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