Going to school, taught in English.

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Title - Going to school, taught in English.
Contributors - David Maclaren
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean
Item Person - Maclaren, David

Summary - Going to school, taught in English.

Each scholar had to bring a peat to school for the fire, but David MacLaren was so wee [little], his sister had to carry it for him. It was only a mile to the school. Later when he went to Drumtemple it was over three miles, winter and summer. They were not taught in Gaelic because "there was plenty of Gaelic in the country. There wasn't a hoose but there was Gaelic was spoken in it." The teachers were Gaelic speakers, including one incomer who learnt it. The Free Kirk had precenting [leading psalm-singing] in Gaelic. David MacLaren cannot read Gaelic, only speak it. His parents spoke only Gaelic.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:01
Date Recorded - 1953
Language - Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 183
Original Tape ID - SA1953.017
Original Track ID - SA1953.17.4
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Boleskine and Abertarff
  Village - Foyers

Item Notes - Transcribed in School of Scottish Studies.

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