Duais Iain Muir


Tha Duais Iain Muir a’ toirt cothrom do dh’òigridh a bhith gabhail pàirt ann am prògram spòrsail tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig agus teistteanas aithnichte a chosnadh tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig. ‘S ann air “talamh fiadhaich” agus an àrainneachd a tha an duais stèidhichte le gach buidheann a’ taghadh àite san sgìre aca fhèin agus ga rannsachadh thar mìosan. Tha seo a’ tachairt tro sheiseanan spòrs, àrainneachd, ainmean-àite, obair dùthcha agus cur-seachadan a-muigh.

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Language Nut

Through the combined efforts of French, German and Gaelic pupils, Inverness Royal Academy is back in 2nd place on LanguageNut!

Some pupils have shown a great commitment and this can be tracked by class teachers. In Gaelic, special mention goes to Annalise in S1 who has clearly been taking on a lot of extra obair-dachaigh. ‘S math a rinn thu 🙂


S3 Gaelic Scilt Business Brunch

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Some S3 Gaelic and Modern Languages pupils attended a Business Brunch run by Scilt which aimed to encourage uptake of languages through the senior phase by emphasising some of the job opportunities languages bring. Some of the pupils have reflected on the day and the impact it has had on them.


Yesterday we went to the Silt business brunch and heard from speakers from lots of different companies and some of their experiences with languages and how it helped them to get to where they are now.

It started with going round the stalls and asking each company questions about what they want to do.

Then after a talk from SCILT about the day, we went to see a speaker from Penta hotels, who was Hungarian and he spoke of the importance of languages as his language- Hungarian- has few speakers so learning more was very important. He was made to learn Russian as a child but he refused. However as an adult he was given the opportunity to work in Moscow but he couldn’t because he didn’t know the language. Overall, I learned the imporatance of language and to take opportunity when it comes.


Yesterday, we went to this event called Scilt business brunch in the Kingsmills. It was an opportunity to learn what language could do for you in later life and how helpful it is for your CV and other things. I thought the day was very helpful some of it was very boring but it helped hearing what you could possibly do in life and the places you could go.

Everyone especially enjoyed the bacon and sausage rolls and tea and coffee. But the event was very good and I would recommend it for others to learn all about it.


I really enjoyed yesterday at the business brunch as it was a beneficial event. I learned a lot about how languages can and potentially will be useful in businesses and the workforce. The business lunch, ran by Scilt for the third year languages was an event to try and aware the importance of languages in the workforce with businesses. The day was broken up with the market place stalls and the general presentations. I really enjoyed learning about the stalls and I also appreciated the stall members trying their hardest to ask the pupils including me and our questions about how Gaelic would be useful in the workforce. I now feel more than ever how important languages are for especially employment in the workforce. I had made up a lot of Gaelic based questions and all the stalls managed to answer my keen questions. The presentations were also helpful and made me realise the imporatance of Gaelic now and if I was to take my studies further. The day was well prepared and organised which was beneficial to everyone who took part in the day. The tea, coffee, cakes and food prepared was very nice which gave us even more chance to speak to one another about Gaelic language and general languages. BBC Alba was the most important and interesting personally as it was basically set on the Gaelic language. Seonaidh MacKenzie was huge help for us learning about how Gaelic is so important for his company and in general. In BBC Alba alone employment would occur much easier if you could speak Gaelic. BBC News for example has camera men, weather people and technology assisting people which pretty much dominantly can speak Gaelic. Penta Hotel was probably another favourite business for me as it gave me a clear understanding on how it is beneficial to speak a second or other languages as a worker in the Penta Hotel as a barman, hospitality, front desk people for example would be employed much more easily if they could speak more than one language as there are many customers from all over the world. The day was held at a really nice place the Kingsmills Hotel. The day was set up really well, and there was nobody just wandering about doing nothing. I would definitely go again if I had the chance to because it opened up my options with Gaelic language, even as a learner. The whole day kind of inspired me to learn my language more fluently and with a better understanding. Overall review of the day was an excellent day out. Next time, if I was to go I would like to see more powerpoint presentations with video and audio on it. At the stall I would have liked to have seen presentations with examples you can and could do in the business world with different languages.


Silt business brunch wasn’t really interactive. Most of the markets were only talking about themselves and not what the type of opportunities you would face if taking a language.

I liked some bits, but others weren’t really that interesting.

The presentations were interesting but pretty boring at some points. They went for long periods of time which easily got boring.

I thought that Paula’s presentation has dsome interesting moments like how languages took her to the position that she is in today.

Overall I didn’t really enjoy most parts within the brunch.


Yesterday S3 Gaelic attended a business brunch. This was to discuss how languages are so vital for you to get a job. The day felt long but it was worth it. There was a bonus of unlimited tea and coffee and as many breakfast rolls as you wanted. They also took out biscuits later on in the day. Although some stands were a bit boring the majority of them had very interesting things to say. One of the stands was called the Penta Hotel. The guy who was talking said something interesting, that if he took Russian in school then he’d be able to work in Russia and see the world cup. Gaelic wasn’t really involved in the majority of the day, it was just added on at the end.

FilmG 2017

Pupils from S1 and S2 Gaidhlig took part in FilmG as an optional lunchtime club and filming took place last week. The film will appear on the FilmG website early next year and pupils will undertake a campaign for votes next term.

The FilmG short film competition runs every year and all pupils get the chance to be involved at some point between S1 and S3. It’s a great way to develop their teamwork, leadership, literacy and technology skills in a fun environment. The Gaelic department are very grateful to Shona, Comunn na Gaidhlig, for taking the lead on the project this year.

Read more about the process here:

Bha feum againn a dol gu club FilmG aig àm lòn gach Diardaoin.

Thòisich e le beachachadh air dè bha am film againn dol a bhith mu dheidhinn. Dh’aontaich sinn air ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ach steidhichte san latha an-diugh san sgoil.

An uair sin, sgrìobh sinn an scriopt. Bha a h-uile duine ann am buidhean agus bha feum aca sgrìobhadh dè bha dol a thachairt, na props a bha a dhìth oirnn, cò bha dol a chluich na diofar pàirtean agus tòrr rudan eile.


Dorothy – Mia

Scarecrow – Órla

Tinman – Keri

Leomhann – Anna

Draoidh – Fionnladh

Elfaba (Wicked Witch of the West) – Katie

Muncaidh – Siobhan

Glinda – Caitlynn

Tidsear – Niamh

Neach-taic an tidsear – Calum

Nuair a bha na còig seallaidhean deiseil rinn sinn tòrr deasachadh. Chaidh sinn thairis air na loidhnichean againn, ciamar am biodh am peasantach aig na diofar caractaran agus dè na ‘sets’ a bhiodh sinn a chleachadh.

Air Diluain an 4mh latha den Dùbhlachd, thòisich sinn a’ filmeadh. Thàinig Debbie NicAoidh agus Alasdair MacillEathain a-steach dhan sgoil airson ar cuideachadh. Bha an dithis aca uabhasach còir agus chuidich iad sinn le an dòigh a bha sinn dol a coiseachd, na diofar ‘camara shots’ a bhiodh sinn feumach air.

Chuir sinn crìoch air ceithir seallaidhean air na Diluain agus an sealladh mu dheireadh air Dimairt. Cuideachd, air Dimairt, rinn sinn gearradh le Alasdair. Thug e ùine mhòr ach bha an ‘end result’ glè mhath. Tha sinn an dòchas gum bi tòrr mòr bhotaichean againn agus gum faigh sinn air a’ ghearr-liosta. An uair sin, ‘s dòcha gum faigh sinn duais! Thalla dhan làrach-lìn FilmG agus bhòt dhan fiolm goirid again  – ‘A’ Chiad Latha Draoimheall’.


Le Anna NicLeòid agus Keri Johnson AS1

DS Moireach, Sgriobhadair a’ tadhal air clasaichean

Chòrd an turas aig Dòmhnall rinn gu mòr. Bha e feumail agus thug e dhuinn sgìlean ùra a bha gu math inntinneach. Dh’inns e dhuinn mu dheidhinn na mothachaidhean againn agus ciamar as urrainn dhut gan cleachdadh airson a dhèanamh na storaidhean againn nas fheàrr agus nas fìor.

It was very a useful visit that helped us improve our writing and how our senses come into it and relates to every situation. It was very interesting and we really enjoyed it. It’s positively improved our folio writing pieces in Gàidhlig and English.

Megan O’ Donnell agus Lois Ravenhill AS5

An t-seachdain sa chaidh, bha Mgr Murray a tighinn a-steach airson ag ionnsachadh dhuinn air ciamar as urrainn dhuinn describe an atmosphere ann an Super Senses. Bha sinn cuideachd a’ dèanamh impressions air tidsearan agus bha sin èibhinn.

Caitlynn Cornish AS1

Thàinig Mgr Moireach a-steach a’ bruidhinn dhan chlas againn airson a’ bruidhinn rinn mu dheidhinn a’ sgrìobhadh storaidhean math. Dh’inns e gun robh na ‘Supersenses’ an rud as curdromaiche anns an storidh. Thuirt e gun robh ‘Superhearing’ an fhear as cudromaiche agus tha ‘Supersmell’ a’ cuideachadh an storaidh a bhith inntinneach. Cuideachd, thuirt e na bi a’ cleachdadh ‘Supersight’ cus agus cleachd ‘Supertouch’ uaireannan cuideachd. Bha e ag ràdh cha robh mòran cothroman a’ cleachdadh ‘Supertaste’ ach tha e tric ceangailte ri ‘Supersmell’.

Evie MacLeod AS1

Nuair a bha Mgr Moireach an seo, bhruidhinn e mu dheidhinn na ‘Supersenses’ agus thuirt e gu robh ‘Superhearing’ an rud as cudromaiche ann an sgeulachdan. Na cur cus fiosrachadh mu dheidhinn ‘Supersight’ anns na sgeulachdan agad, thuirt e gu bheil e nas fheàrr airson am mac-meanma aig na daoine a tha a’ leughadh an sgeulachd. Dh’ionnsaich mi gu bheil toll aig gach taobh den cheann aig caileachan-oidhche na cluasan aca agus tha na rudan a tha a’ coimhead mar cluasan rudeigin eile a thaobh faireachdainn.

Rona Campbell AS1

Thàinig Mgr Moireach dhan sgoil againn ag innse mu dheidhinn na Supersenses a dh’fheumas tu nuair a tha thu a’ sgrìobhadh leabhar no bàrdachd. Dh’inns e dhuinn mu dheidhinn:

  • Supersmell – a’ toirt faireachdainn dhan storaidh neo bàrdachd
  • Supertouch – dìreach a’ cleachdadh uaireannan airson dòighean
  • Superhearing – an fhear as cudromaich as na Supersenses. Chleachdadh airson comhradh agus èist airson loidhnichean daoine eile
  • Supersight – airson an setting
  • Supertaste – dìreach uaireannan

Rachel Sutherland AS1

An t-seachdain sa chaidh, bha an sgrìobhadair Mgr Moireach a’ tighinn gu an IRA agus a’ teagasg sinn mu dheidhinn sgrìobhadh. Last week the author Mgr Moireach came to the IRA and he taught us about writing.

Arwen MacKenzie AS1

LanguageNut – Language Resources for the BGE

S1-3 Gaelic and Modern Languages learners have access to the LanguageNut website to support their language studies in school. Occasionally, time is set aside in class to work on this but pupils can also access the website at home with their individual log in. The website helps consolidate and build on learning in class and allows pupils to work at their own pace. Through the website, pupils can also access resources to learn many other world languages which allows them to explore their own interests further at home.

Inverness Royal Academy is currently in 2nd place in the world rankings but we would like to make it to the top! Please encourage your child to practice their language skills at home using LanguageNut and this will help support their learning in class.

If your child has lost or forgotten their log in details, they should speak to Miss McLennan or their class teacher.