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The centenary of the SS Marloch emigrations to Red Deer, Canada, is the subject of this year's Ceòlas symposium.

The two-day symposium, beginning on Friday, April 28, will open with an evening of pipe music.

The events scheduled for Saturday, April 29, include a historical walk and a talk featuring songs by Gillebride MacMillan that will transport the audience aboard the SS Marloch on its Atlantic passage.

The symposium will wind up with a family dance.

The Ceolas symposium will follow earlier SS Marloch centenary celebrations in Lochboisdale being arranged in partnership with Stòras Uibhist and other local organisations. Among the highlights will be a group of primary school pupils from across Uist performing a newly commissioned song by Gillebride MacMillan.

Also, in April, Ceòlas will welcome Glasgow University students for three weeks of Gaelic immersion. During their stay, the students will also work with a range of local experts in language, history, crofting, fishing and local culture to be further immersed in the Gaelic language.