Message from vice-chair

A chàirdean,

I’m writing on behalf of the board of Clì Gàidhlig with important information about Clì’s current position and future prospects.

The Annual General Meeting of Clì Gàidhlig will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 12 November 2016. This is your opportunity, as members of the organisation, to be involved in the important decisions we have to make about the way forward for Clì. We need:

  • a good turnout from members at the AGM
  • new board members
  • your ideas about the way forward

If you want to know more about the opportunity to represent Clì’s membership as a board member we’d like to hear from you. Please write to me at

Since we lost the funding that we had been receiving from Bòrd na Gàidhlig things have changed a lot. We no longer have employees and our office in Inverness is now closed, but Clì still remains a limited company and a registered charity.

You can write to us by email at

We are in the process of setting up a new postal address for those of you who still like to send old-fashioned letters, but we’d prefer it if you emailed us, because it’s easier and much cheaper. We would also like an e-mail for every member if they have one. You should also keep an eye on what we’re doing through our web site and Facebook page

and on Twitter

We are very sorry to have lost our staff, Màiri, Mechthild, Seonag and Robyn, because they’ve worked exceptionally hard for the organisation and for the language and we are indebted to them. We want to thank them so much for everything they’ve done.

he board of directors is now running the organisation on a voluntary basis. The board is elected by the membership. The current board are: Nicola Carty (Chair), Raonaid Alcorn (Vice-chair), Rick Rennie, Fionnlagh Hickey, Alison Lang (co-opted member), Daibhidh Eyre (co-opted member). Daibhidh and Alison were co-opted at the board meeting held on 18 June 2016.

We face a challenge if we are to keep Clì running so that we can represent the needs of Gaelic learners. It is as important now as it has ever been that the voices of Gaelic learners are heard and that we have the appropriate resources to enable people to become fluent. We want you to be involved in our work to make this happen.

Leis gach deagh dhùrachd,

Raonaid Alcorn