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A fundraiser has been launched to generate £10,000 for the Gaelic cultural hub, An Taigh Cèilidh.

Gaelic campaigner and businessman Tearlach Wilson launched the gofundme appeal on Saturday (30 March) at www.gofundme.com/f/an-taigh-ceilidh-is-growing, to generate support for purchase of additional space immediately across the road from the existing cultural centre.

The small premises on Church Street have already become a focus for music and chat, with Gaelic as the first language. It’s also a good spot to have a go at playing Gaelic Scrabble, another one of the innovations supported by Tearlach.

Now the former Hungry Hounds shop across the road has been left empty as the pet provisions store moves to other premises – and An Taigh Cèilidh have their eye on spreading outwards.

Tearlach Wilson said: “We need more room to meet demand, so we're going to purchase the space opposite An Taigh Cèilidh.

“We'll use it as a classroom, mini cinema, conference centre, archive and library, activities space. Help us buy this space and let's keep growing Gaelic in Stornoway!”

The images show some of An Taigh Cèilidh’s existing activities, including with a ‘class’ of students brought to learn under a scheme run by Comunn na Gaidhlig (An Taigh Cèilidh).