This past Thursday saw what may be the first of many collaborations between the African-Caribbean and Gaelic Societies with their ‘Black Scottish’ pub quiz.
Held in honour of Black History Month, all proceeds raised were donated to Intercultural Youth Scotland.
Isla Barclay, Content Creator for the Gaelic Society, explained that going forward they are hoping to do more to highlight different Scottish communities.
Barclay said that while this may not have been a collaboration that people expected, “it went very well and spurred people on to look at Scotland with a different perspective when it comes to our African and Caribbean communities.”
As the Gaelic Society expands to include native Gaelic speakers as well as Gaelic learners, they are also aiming to hold more social events surrounding Scottish culture with Burns Night and St Andrews Night both being on the agenda.
African-Caribbean Society president, Leen Ali, said: “We encourage anyone to join even if they’re not African or Caribbean.”
“If you’re interested in the culture, tradition, food or music you should join.”
Ali went on to say that the society “aims to celebrate African and Caribbean cultures and to create a welcoming place for people of colour.”
Overall, the night enjoyed a good turnout and was well received.
Find the societies at:
African and Caribbean Society Instagram: @stirlinguniacs
Gaelic Society Instagram: @stirlingunigaelic
Featured Image Credit: Alex Lichtenauer