ALBA: FALKIRK MEETING MARKS 50 YEARS OF THE CELTIC LEAGUE
Entitled, `The Celtic Nations, 50 years of Progress’, the fiftieth annual general meeting of the Celtic League is taking place in the Town Chambers, Falkirk, Scotland today.
In addition to the general range of AGM business including the election of officers for the coming year and reports a series of talks and presentations have been included to mark the event.
The meeting is to open with a speech from the Provost of Falkirk and a brief address by the sole surviving member of the Celtic League, Scottish branch member, Seamus Filbin (sadly the only other founder member of the League Breton, Yann Fouere, passed away just two weeks ago a the grand old age of 101).
The meeting also has a keynote speech by respected Celticist and author Peter Beresford Ellis entitled ` The Celtic Nations – 1961 v 2011, a Sea Change. This will be presented by Professor Kenneth MacKinnon (in the absence of Mr Ellis) who also provides a briefing on the `Second National Plan for Gaelic’.
Other features of the meeting include a comprehensive report by the General Secretary on the Leagues activities over 50 years, the launch of the CELTIC LEAGUE FLAG (a project undertaken by the Breton branch) and report on the SNP
The meeting is to conclude with an open forum entitled `The Way Forward for the Celtic Nations and Inter Celtic Co-operation’.
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