On the afternoon of Friday 30 September, over 30 graduates from BA Gaelic Language and Culture and BA Gaelic and Development gathered at Lews Castle College UHI to mark 15 years since the first group of students graduated with a Gaelic-medium degree.

Mr Iain Macmillan, College Principal, welcomed all those in attendance, and this was followed by a presentation highlighting the success of the Gaelic-medium degrees in preparing students for professional careers: 92% of graduates are in degree-related occupations.

The keynote address was given by Annie Macsween (pictured above) , a member of the team which brought the Gaelic-medium degrees into being, and she told how much she enjoyed teaching on the courses. 

This was followed by four graduates, each with their own story of the opportunities which they gained as a result of what they had learned on the courses.  The afternoon ended with a buffet reception for all in attendance.