The final of the 2017 National Gaelic Schools Debate took place at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 29 November. A very lively debate was heard with Clare Frances MacNeil and Iain Gillies from Lochaber High School going up against John Alasdair Bain and Calum Maclennan from The Nicolson Institute A. The boys from The Nicolson eventually came out victorious and the trophy will go to Stornoway this year. Clare Frances MacNeil was presented with the best debater award by Marion MacKinnon from the BBC’s Gaelic team.
The committee would like to thank the organizations who helped to fund and support this year’s Debate - The Scottish Government, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Skills Development Scotland, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland Council, Glasgow City Council and Comunn na Gàidhlig.