Around 200 Gaelic teachers from across the country will gather in Aviemore today for a major conference.
Organised by Gaelic educational resources organisation Stòrlann, based in Stornoway, this will be the ninth year of An t-Alltan.
It is taking place in the Macdonald Aviemore Conference Centre today and tomorrow and the number of attendees has been growing every year.
Teachers from the early years sector through to high school are attending.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Joan Mackay, assistant director at Education Scotland, on the theme of ‘developing the young workforce’ and ‘what kind of leaders we need to be’.
There will be nearly 30 workshops held across the two days and 18 exhibitors.
For the early years, there will be sessions on how to use puppets to bring language to life, how to use the outdoors, including how to build dens, and how to use song to reinforce learning.
Neil Smith, Stòrlann’s Head of Development Services and lead conference organiser, said: “Teachers come from all over Scotland. Every authority that teaches Gaelic is represented.
“This is our ninth year and it grows in number every year. There’s been more attending it every year.
“We’re hoping that we get as many as possible this year. It’s a great networking opportunity for teachers and they appreciate not only being able to attend workshops with colleagues but also to speak to colleagues from all over the country and swap ideas.
“Some work in isolation in their schools so it gives them the opportunity to meet others who teach in similar circumstances. Lots of them appreciate that.”