Category Archives: Ghetto na Gàidhlig

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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This is not a Scottish story / Chan e sgeul Albannach a tha seo

*“Is e seo taisbeanadh a tha a’ ruith air sgrìob anabarrach fada de dh’eachdraidh na h-Eòrpa thairis air 200 bliadhna. Tha sinn ag innse sgeul farsaing mu na h-oidhirpean aig na Seumasaich gus teaghlach nan Stiùbhartach ath-aisig chun a’ rìgh-chathair. Chan e sgeul Albannach, no sgeul cumhang le dàimh Ghàidhealach a tha seo.” – Dr Gordon […] Continue reading

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Fuaigh – Interweaving

Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge. Fuaigh is a Gaelic theatre experience based on the theme of Home and Away. Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh looks at the consequences of losing words, land and […] 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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The government has a plan for gaelic and you won’t believe what it is

An important dimension that’s often missing from the debates about whether it’s worthwhile to support Gaelic or promote Scots in Scotland is why one would do such a thing in the first place. In today’s feverish political environment these things slide all too often into outright constitutional mudslinging or at least a debate that foregrounds […] Continue reading

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Orwell on the Coire a Bhreacain

COIRE A’ BHREACAIN Sgrìobh Seòras Orwell 1984 air Eilean Diùra. Chunnaic mi pìos mu a dhèidhinn air an tv o chionn greis. Thachair tubaist bàta ris aig Coire a’ Bhreacain. E fhèin, a mhac òg trì bliadhna dh’aois, agus dithis dhaoine eile san eathar a bha seo a chaidh a ghlacadh le sruthan-lìonaidh làidir ‘s […] Continue reading

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Fo Sgàil A’ Swastika / Under the Shadow of the Swastika

‘Donald John MacDonald’s account, published bilingually in Gaelic and English, of the grim privation of prisoner of war camps during the Second World War resounds with the spirit, humour and sense of comradeship of men who refused to be cowed by their captors.’ Read it here on ISSUU. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading

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An Tango Mu Dheireadh am Partaig

Am mìos seo chaidh, bha mi toilichte an rathad-iarainn a thogail bho Dhùn Èideann gu taobh siar Ghlaschu gus an dealbh-chluich as ùire, ga chur air dòigh airson Pleidh Paidh is Pinnt aig Òran Mòr, fhaicinn. ’S e seo a’ chiad dhealbh-chluich sa Ghàidhlig a tha air bhith air an àrd-ùrlar chliùiteach seo o chionn […] Continue reading

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