Monday, 15 October 2012

Council welcomes return of the Royal National Mod to Dunoon

One of the major sponsors of the Royal National Mod, Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed its return to Dunoon this month, when the 109th Mod will take place between 12th and 19th October. The council makes an annual financial contribution to the Royal National Mod, as part of an agreement which ensures the Mod will take place in Argyll and Bute every three years. Dunoon hosted the Royal National Mod in the years 1994, 2000 and 2006, and the Convenor of the Dunoon Mod 2012 Committee, Councillor Dick Walsh said ‘The Committee has worked hard to prepare for the return of the Royal National Mod and the terms of the council’s support for it give Argyll and Bute a terrific opportunity to showcase the area. The people of Dunoon are well-experienced in offering the sort of hospitality which creates a memorable event, and I know the town will rise to the occasion with warmth and enthusiasm. ‘ The eight-day celebration of Gaelic music, dance, drama, arts and literature attracts participants and visitors from around the world, benefits the local economy by between £3m and £5m, and provides an incentive for Gaelic medium education to develop and thrive. Local schools have participated successfully in previous events. Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor Roddy McCuish said ’The council is proud to support Scotland's premier Gaelic festival. The Royal National Mod has its roots in Argyll, and it’s great to see it coming back to Dunoon this year.’’ For more information on the 2012 Royal National Mod in Dunoon, go to