Coffee and Craic
A cafe for the Gaelic community to meet, access learning classes and materials, speak with others at various levels; bring their children who are studying Gaelic medium education, or tourists and interested individuals who want to learn more about the Gaelic culture and heritage.
As its name suggests, Coffee and Craic will serve up high quality and locally sourced coffee and "blasta" (delicious) food and baked goods, along with a side order of Gaelic.
The social enterprise, which is scheduled to open on Elderslie Street at the end of October, will act as a hub for Glasgow's growing Gaelic-speaking community.
At its heart, it will promote and preserve the use of Gaelic by running language classes, workshops and get-togethers, as well as arts, crafts and music sessions with a traditional Celtic flavour.
As well as being hugely beneficial to Glasgow's Gaelic community, Coffee and Craic will also support local businesses and social enterprises (e.g. Glasgow 'cofaidh' roaster, Dear Green Coffee)
, with ethically and locally sourced goods a priority.
The shop will also be furnished by local upcycling gurus, Treemendus
who have been making counters for the cafe from reclaimed wood and upcycled chairs using coffee sacks from Dear Green Coffee as seat covers.
The project is being launched with funding help from Firstport and a successful crowdfunding
campaign which raised over £2000 to allow Sarah to bring in a Gaelic tutor to run regular language classes.
The coffee shop won't be exclusive to those interesting in having a crack at Gaelic. People don't need to know the language but will be encouraged customers to speak a word or two when ordering!
Coffee and Craic is scheduled to open on October 27.
For further info, contact:
Coffee and Craic
74 Elderslie Street
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