As I research and work deeper into the Hearth culture and studying the Gaelic language, I had the opportunity to study a Gaelic language course put together by Alexander Mearns, in his home Parish of Sutherland. He calls this course ‘An Ceathramh’. This is what he has written about the course and the course’s name:

An Ceathramh is the name of an outcropping of rock about the croft. The name will not be found on any map and is an example of the wealth of oral tradition which still survives int he area. An Ceathramh can mean a division of land, a musical phrase or a quarter part. In this last sense it is symbolic of the four initiatives of language, history, music and community which lie behind An Ceathramh. These aspects are represented by the four sectioned Celtic knot in our logo which stands out against the solid rock of our heritage. Over all, the spirit of initiative is a symbolized by the merlin, a bird found only on the moors.

I don’t know if this Gaelic learning centre is still active in Sutherland or not, but, when I did a search on the internet, I did come up with a few listings:

An Ceathramh

Muie East
Rogart, Highland
United Kingdom IV28 3UB

Also these Gaelic learning resources: