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The Tay's Gaelic Memoir


Multiple trees on a peninsula in the middle of a River with snow on the ground and the sun rising on the right side on the image

The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir

Comann nam Parant Obar Pheallaidh (Aberfeldy Parents), Fèis Thatha (Festival of the Tay), Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Perth and Kinross Council will work to create, The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir, an inspirational audio theatre project with local children and adults to celebrate their Perthshire Gaelic heritage.

Feis Thatha

Breadalbane Gaelic

Perth and Kinross Council


The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir will be an inspirational audio drama project made with local children and adults to celebrate Gaelic culture and heritage.

We are passionate about the rich Gaelic heritage in Perthshire and we are excited to explore this together whilst simultaneously creating a piece of oral art. This piece of art will continue to be a community resource and source of artistic inspiration for many years to come.

The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir launched online in December 2020 and we got together remotely to celebrate Gaelic in our community whilst we couldn’t be together in person.

John Murray took us on virtual hikes through Gaelic in the Perthshire Landscape

We worked with actor MJ Deans to record stories from Tales from Highland Perthshire collected by Lady Evelyn Stewart Murray translated & edited by Sylvia Robertson and Tony Dilworth. Reproduced by kind permission of the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society.

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With permission from Lindsay Gibb and CA Hope, we had six of their Tales from Highland Perthshire translated by Beathag Mhoireasdan. The Legend of Luncarty; The Cailleach of Glen Lyon; The Gabhar; The Harper’s Stone; The Seer of Rannoch; and The Urisk of Moness Burn.

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Workshops with Ceit Langhorne in schools, community settings and care homes will explore traditional stories and spark creative ideas to retell, reinvent a recreate these as modern folklore. Ceit will also collect personal life experiences of the participants with a focus on their memories of the landscape and the River Tay to include in the final memoir.


The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir is grateful for funding from SSE and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

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