Category Archives: Scotland

On Gaelic, Language and Identity

Scotland is evolving as a country, as a cultural entity, as a place that knows itself. The contradictory and dividing myths we’ve told ourselves (and been told) are falling apart. One of the enduring mythologies is that of the “divided self” – from the “double and divided” Scottish self in literature including Hogg’s The Private […] Continue reading

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Education and the colonisation of the Gàidhlig mind … 2

Part two of Iain MacKinnon’s exploration of colonisation and education in the Scottish and global context – see part one here. In the nineteenth century fairly direct forms of oppressive violence and terror appear to have been used in efforts to frighten young Gaels into abandoning their language. That physical force and forms of psychological […] Continue reading

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Scottish Gaelic’s Journey to Duolingo 

Ciaran Iòsaph MacAonghais – a Primary Teacher from Fort William and co-creator of the Scottish Gaelic Duolingo course – takes us through Scottish Gaelic’s journey to Duolingo. [follow Ciaran at @thaseomath ] Scottish Gaelic is the latest language to feature on Duolingo – the world’s largest language learning platform. Over 50,000 people have signed up to […] Continue reading

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Còig Bliadhna

Tha saoghal poilitigs air gluasad cho luath seachad air na seachdainean a tha air a dhol seachad bhon sgrìobh mi mu dheireadh – cho luath ‘s gu bheil e a faireachdainn mar gu bheil gu leòr naidheachdan airson bliadhna a lìonadh. Bha beachd no dhà agam mu de sgrìobhainn – ‘s docha rudeigin a bharrachd […] Continue reading

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Tha luchd na Gàidhlig a’ call earbsa ann am Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Tha luchd na Gàidhlig a’ call earbsa ann am Bòrd na Gàidhlig – feumaidh Riaghaltas na h-Alba coimhead gu geur air an dòigh anns a bheil a’ bhuidheann air a ruith, a-rèir Misneachd. Tha a’ bhuidheann-strì Misneachd a’ toirt seachad rabhadh an-diugh gu bheil luchd na Gàidhlig a’ call earbsa ann am Bòrd na Gàidhlig, […] Continue reading

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Ceist Mhòr an Fhearainn

Bho chionn bheagan mhìosan a-nis, tha mi air a bhith ag obair air rannsachadh airson sreath do dh’obraichean ealain ùra. Tha riamh ùidh air a bhith agam anns a’ cheangal a th’ againn ris an àrainneachd agus ris an t-saoghal – gu h-àraid a’ coimhead air cho dlùth ’s a tha a’ bheatha ris an […] Continue reading

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Èiginn na Gnàth-shìde ann an Alba: Uibhist | Liam Alastair Crouse

Chaidh èiginn na gnàth-shìde a ghairm le Nicola Sturgeon nas tràithe dhen bhliadhna, ach dè tha sin a’ ciallachadh do dh’Uibhist a Deas, fear de na prìomh àiteachan a tha fo chunnart ri linn atharrachadh na gnàth-shìde? Anns an ath cheud bliadhna, dh’fhaodadh stoirmean nas treasa, cho math ri sruthlaidhean mòra cumhachdach nan cois, bristeadh… Continue reading

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‘Fiadhaich Glòrmhor’ | lèirmheas taisbeanadh ùr NMS

Tha taisbeanadh ùr aig Taigh-tasgaidh na h-Alba a tha a’ cnuasachadh mar a thàinig ìomhaigh romansach na h-Alba gu bith – sgeul a tha gu mòr a’ buntainn ri cultar nan Gàidheal. Thadhail Gille-chrìost MacGill’Eòin air an taisbeanadh air an t-seachdain seo, agus seo agad an lèirmheas aige dhen taisbeanadh. Ceumannan air adhart a thaobh… Continue reading

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#strick4climate

Bidh clann Sgoil Dhalabroig am measg na h-òigridh a bhios a’ togail fianais air feadh an t-saoghail mu atharrachadh na gnàth-shìde air 15 den Mhàrt. Seo tàladh beag a rinn Liam Alastair Crouse a’ beachdachadh air an uallach a th’ air guailnean a’ ghinealaich òig. #strike4climate o ba bà mo leanabh ba mo leanabh bà o ba… Continue reading

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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

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