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2014 Finalist of the ‘International’ Scottish Gaelic Award
The Social Media Alba initiative, a community-orientated organisation set up by Jamie ‘Seumaidh’ Wallace (35), is in the running for the ‘International Award’ at the Scottish Gaelic Awards 2014. The award – one of ten awards covering many aspects of Gaelic life – is aimed at an individual, event or organisation that best places Gaelic in an international, non-English speaking, context. Last year, the Award was won by Micheal Klevenhaus, tutor of Scottish Gaelic and founder of the German-based Scottish Gaelic Academy. The Scottish Gaelic Awards are organised by the Glasgow-based organisation ‘Media Scotland’ and promoted by the Daily Record.
Social Media Alba is up against a couple of giants in the Gaelic community both of whom are based in Glasgow and of whom Seumaidh is friends with and has done business with over the years. This ought to make the competition all the more exciting.
“It is an amazing opportunity for Social Media Alba, especially now as the concept is being developed into a genuine business concern. The recognition gained from being nominated as a finalist can only benefit the growth and awareness of Social Media Alba helping to ensure the business succeeds in the critical years of start-up. The fact the award is for International usage of the Gaelic language is particularly endearing because the ultimate outlook for the business is to reach into international markets and open up new opportunities to grow the economy using the Gaelic language and culture.”