Photostory #18: Gaelic College Opens
National Film Board Photos by Chris Lund
July 19, 1955
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
When founder Angus Mackenzie came to Cape Breton, he found the islanders proud of their Highland ancestry but slipping away from their Scottish heritages. Half the island folk could speak Gaelic, but few could read it. Now adults and children are learning the tongue of their forefathers.