News by email Donate


Gaelic Audio Bible banner.png
Gaelic Audio Bible.png
Church of Scotland
World News

Church of Scotland launches Gaelic children’s audio Bible

by Premier Journalist

The Church of Scotland has supported a new Gaelic Bible story collection for kids, creating a new a free audio book version of the Lion Tell A Story Bible.

The audio version features the well-known Gaelic broadcaster Angus MacDonald from Point on Lewis, who waived his recording fee. A QR code in the book allows children and families to listen to Angus's narration while reading serving as a valuable resource for language learners of all ages.

"The completion of the audio book has been transformative," Rev Hugh M. Stewart, minister of Lochs-in-Bernera and Uig, commented.

"The child, if they wish, can hear the text being read as they read it for themselves. The audio version also, helps parents, grandparents and guardians of children in Gaelic Medium Education who do not have any Gaelic themselves but have begun learning the language.

"You are supplementing the written page and it is very good for parents, grandparents and guardians who are learning Gaelic along with their children. It allows them to both enjoy what the book teaches, in terms of the story, but they are also learning the language at the same time."

Around 1,500 free copies of the Tell A Story Bible, translated into Gaelic by Maletta Macphail for the Gaelic Committee, are being offered to children upon request. Already, 550 copies have been distributed, with requests coming in from across Scotland, as well as from Canada and Spain.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email