Author Archives: Bella Caledonia Editor

Leirmheas: Togail Cataloina Ur

Bidh tòrr dhaoine ann an Alba a a’ cumail taic agus dlùth-phàirteachas ri sluagh Chatalòinia, muinntir Mhisneachd nam measg. Mar sin, bidh ùidh aig daoine anns an leabhar ùr seo, a tha na chruinneachadh de dh’aistean a chaidh fhoillseachadh le Pol·len edicions agus Bella Caledonia aig toiseach na bliadhna. Tha ainmean am measg nan sgrìobhadairean […] Continue reading

Posted in Catalonia, Gaelic, Gàidhlig, Ghetto na Gàidhlig | Comments Off on Leirmheas: Togail Cataloina Ur

Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile

Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile Lèirmheas – Inyal – 26mh a’ Ghearrain, 2019. The Gilded Balloon, Dùn Èideann Air an rèile a-nìos o chathair-bhaile nan Sasannach, bha mi air mo dhòigh fhaighinn a-mach gun robh Inyal gu bhith a’ cluich ann an Dùn Èideann a-nochd. Gu dearbh, b’ e seo a’ chiad […] Continue reading

Posted in Gaelic, Gaelic and Scots, Ghetto na Gàidhlig | Comments Off on Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile

A Potted History of Scottish Gaelic

This is from @ScotsGaelicfor … we think its funny … don’t take it (or yourselves) too seriously. 1. The story begins yonks ago when some lads from Antrim decided they would take a 12 mile sailing holiday to Scotland to box the Picts in the mouth. They spoke Middle Irish and were undoubtedly mad bastards. […] Continue reading

Posted in Ghetto na Gàidhlig | Comments Off on A Potted History of Scottish Gaelic

Na Dùthchannan Ceilteach – The Celtic Nations

The brilliant @ScotsGaelicfor has created this primer disentangling the various Celtic Nations flags and languages … 1. Cornwall is “a’ Chòrn.” Cornish (#Kernowek) is “Còrnais.” It’s very similar to Welsh and has around 500 – 600 speakers (we think). It’s been brought back from the brink and the number of speakers is growing so “neart […] Continue reading

Posted in Alba, Celtic, Gaelic, Ghetto na Gàidhlig, GhettoNaGàidhlig | Comments Off on Na Dùthchannan Ceilteach – The Celtic Nations

Gaelic Medium Education on Skye

Across Scotland, far too many young people cannot continue Gaelic Medium Education beyond primary school. This lack of opportunity has a negative impact on their fluency and confidence in using Gaelic. Arthur Cormack considers the position in Skye. A highlight of 2018, for me, was the opening of Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh (the Gaelic-medium primary […] Continue reading

Posted in Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh, Gaelic, Gaelic medium education, Ghetto na Gàidhlig, Portree, Skye | Comments Off on Gaelic Medium Education on Skye

A Radical Plan for Gaelic Scotland

When a group of likeminded individuals set up the group Misneachd (confidence, courage) a little over two years ago, there was a strong feeling that a new grassroots movement was needed to campaign for Gaelic, and more importantly, for Gaelic communities. It was apparent that little had changed since the passing of the Gaelic Language Act and […] Continue reading

Posted in Gaelic, Gàidhealtachd, Ghetto na Gàidhlig, Scottish Gaelic | Comments Off on A Radical Plan for Gaelic Scotland

Turasachd is Taigheadais

Le Màrtainn Mac a’ Bhàillidh   ’S tric a chluinnear mu staing taigheadais sna làithean seo, anns an Eilean Sgitheanach gu sònraichte, agus ràith thurasachd cho trang ’s a bh’ againn riamh air a bhith ann am-bliadhna. ’S e duilgheadas dha-rìribh a tha seo a sheallas dhuinn a-rithist na thachras nuair a leigeas sinn leis a’ […] Continue reading

Posted in Gaelic, Gaelic scotland, Ghetto na Gàidhlig | Comments Off on Turasachd is Taigheadais

Hallaig

Hallaig from Neil Kempsell on Vimeo. The film is an exploration and visual interpretation of the poem “Hallaig” by Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean. The poem originally written in Gaelic and translated describes the tragic loss and memories of a highland community on the Island of Raasay. The film depicts symbols of life and time. That […] Continue reading

Posted in Ghetto na Gàidhlig | Comments Off on Hallaig

Not Spoken Here

After David Mundell’s attempts to re-brand Scotland out of the Scottish Office, we speculated about what a further de-Scottishification process might look like – “Welcome to the Beautiful Beautiful Banks of Lake Lomond” – “Go in search of the Lake Ness Monster” – “read about the Massacre of the Valley of Coe” etc. Thankfully Andy […] Continue reading

Posted in Gaelic, Ghetto na Gàidhlig, Scotland, Scots | Comments Off on Not Spoken Here

Not Spoken Here

After David Mundell’s attempts to re-brand Scotland out of the Scottish Office, we speculated about what a further de-Scottishification process might look like – “Welcome to the Beautiful Beautiful Banks of Lake Lomond” – “Go in search of the Lake Ness Monster” – “read about the Massacre of the Valley of Coe” etc. Thankfully Andy […] Continue reading

Posted in Gaelic, Ghetto na Gàidhlig, Scotland, Scots | Comments Off on Not Spoken Here