Donald Morris is the Development Manager and instructor of Spòrs Gàidhlig. Donald started his instructional career in 1997 at Outward Bound Loch Eil and he has been involved in many different youth programmes since then. He enjoys the wide variety of activities which Spòrs Gàidhlig offers and also to visit the many varied parts of Scotland as part of his work. Skiing is his passion in the winter and he likes to be in and on the water as well as in the mountains. He likes Peat & Diesel, Minder, and ham and cheese toasties without too much cheese.
“I’m an instructor with Spòrs Gàidhlig. I started on Spòrs Gàidhlig’s training scheme in October 2018. The things I love the most about this job are travelling all over Scotland getting to know new areas and communities, and providing truly memorable experiences to young people in Gaelic.”
“I’m originally from the Isle of Skye, but I now live in Tomatin. I’m currently with Spòrs Gàidhlig through their training scheme. Through this I get to participate in everything – from planning, communications, traveling and running activities – all the while developing my skills in many ways!”
“I’m from Kilchrenan, on Loch Awe-side, Argyll. I have been really keen on both hillwalking and scrambling for years as well as a bit of watersports, but Gravel Cycling is how I prefer to spend my time most. I’m currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Educational Studies at Glasgow Uni and I hope to conduct research on informal learning in regards to second language acquisition amongst teens.”
Our staff are the core of Spòrs Gàidhlig. We speak Gaelic and use the language in the organisation. We also speak English also!. In addition to fluency in the language, our team are professional, experienced, qualified and dedicated to providing more opportunities for young people to use Gaelic. All of our staff are members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).
We sometimes use freelance instructors if we are unable to staff an event ourselves due to large numbers. All freelancers have to complete our induction procedure which includes learning some Gaelic and understanding the context of the language.