Category Archives: Gaelic

Learning Gaelic, Learning Scotland: Normalising Language

I’m sitting in an entirely empty train carriage at Glasgow Queen Street Station on my way to Mallaig. Two older ladies board and start speaking to each other in Gaelic, believing they won’t be understood. They are discussing how I am sitting in one of their booked seats and how young people these days have […] Continue reading

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A Response to the Scottish Mail On Sunday Anti-Gaelic Agenda

This is a response in relation to an article by Toby McDonald, Why don’t our Gaelic speakers speak Gaelic?, which appeared in the Scottish Mail on Sunday on the 27th of May. We publish this in both Gaelic and English for you. As a group of Gaelic speakers involved in the daily battle that is […] Continue reading

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The Power of the Colonised Mind

I started to write this article in Gaelic, with a view to bolstering Bella’s already excellent corpus of Gaelic-language articles, but I realised that in doing so, I would be shutting off the very people who need to read it from its key messages. Indeed, I don’t need to preach to the Gaelic-speaking community about […] Continue reading

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The Gaelic for Hygge

Calum MacLeod on gaelic nonsense from Visit Scotland … Continue reading

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Top Ten Anti-Gaelic Arguments Demolished

Here are the top 10 most common anti-Gaelic language arguments and why they’re daft: 1. Scottish Gaelic is an SNP Nationalist plot! It was the Scottish Secretary in Thatcher’s 1980s Government, George Younger, who began funding Gaelic TV and Radio, with gradual increases supported on a cross party basis from then on. This culminated in […] Continue reading

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Gaelic Publishing on Bella

We have been writing on gaelic culture and language since 2010 [State of The Art / Staid Na h-Ealain ] and for the past few years in gaelic in our ‘Ghetto na Gàidhlig’ section. You can read all the previous content here. Our intention was to create a space for gaelic speakers to write in […] Continue reading

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Backing Bella

Readers and writers have been responding to Bella’s tenth anniversary and fundraising appeal. Here’s Rona MacDonald … * Donate to support Bella here. Thank you. Continue reading

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Dacha mo Ghaoil | Tatù Airm an Tùir Spasskaya

Bha Liam thall sa Chremlin bho chionn ghoirid às leth Special Counsel Mueller ’s e a’ sgrùdadh na dlùth-dhàimh eadar an Ceannard agus am Pop Icon as fheàrr leis. Feuch mar a chaidh dha. Do dhaoine a bhuineas do dhùthchannan NATO ’s nach eil air a bhith ann am prìomh-bhaile na Ruis roimhid, ’s dòcha… Continue reading

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Gaelic learning resources #gàidhlig

In this blog post, Caroline Schofield, out Learning Resources officer tells us a little about the Gaelic educational resources which the Parliament has produced: If you are learning Gaelic, we have a webpage which can help you learn some words about the Parliament. We also have some worksheets which will test your knowledge in a … Leugh an corr de Gaelic learning resources #gàidhlig Continue reading

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Gainnead de Ghàidhlig aig NMS

Tha MISNEACHD a’ togail fianais an aghaidh Taisbeanadh nan Seumasach, Taighean-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba. Bliadhna Theàrlaich, Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair agus sgeulachd nan Seumasach, chan eil mòran san t-saoghal seo nas ceangailte ris a’ Ghàidhlig, a bheil? Carson, an uair sin, nach eil ach àite glè shuarach gu bhith aig a’ Ghàidhlig san taisbeanadh mhòr ùr […] Continue reading

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