Monthly Archives: July 2019

Cleachd I No Caill I! Ach Ciamar?

Seo sia beachdan bho Alistair air mar a chuireas tu gu feum a’ Ghàilig ghaolach agad. Cleachd i no caill i! Dè cho tric ’s a chluinneas sinn an abairt seo? Ach ma tha thu, mar a tha mi fhèin, a’ fuireach ann an ceàrn far nach eil mac no nighean ann a rugadh do… Continue reading

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The Highest Apple / An Ubhal as Àirde

Tha seo togarrach, agus na iongnadh beagan cuideachd. Fhuair mi post-d bho Wilson McLeod greis bheag air ais, a’ faighneachd am bithinn deònach nan nochdadh earrann bho ACDD ann an leabhar-cruinneachaidh a bha e a’ deasachadh, agus thuirt mi gu … Cum ort a leughadh Continue reading

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Ar-a-mach an t-Samhraidh: tha àm an eagail ann mu thràth | GàidheilXR

Diluain 15mh Iuchar bidh Gàidheil XR agus daoine bho air feadh na dùthcha a’ togail fianais ann an Glaschu ann an dlùth-chomann le fògarraich na gnàth-shìde. Bidh sinn ag iarraidh air an riaghaltas rudeigin a dhèanamh gus stad a chur air briseadh-sìos na gnàth-shìde a tha ag adhbhrachadh fulangas air feadh an t-saoghail an-dràsta. Bheir… Continue reading

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2019 an t-Iuchar: Ainmean-iasg / July: Seaboard fish names

Seaboard fish First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has given me their Seaboard words and phrases since my appeal last month. The response has been amazing, especially at the Fisherfolk Festival dinner, and while I was on duty in the Fishing Store.  There are far too many names to mention everyone, […] Continue reading

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"I demand improvements to BBC Alba" says the Gaelic language

Mar a chuala Gilleasbuig, tha a’ Ghàidhlig a’ cumail a-mach gu bheil i air a cuingealachadh le seirbhis TBh a tha feumach air leasachadh.

Tha e coltach gun do bhruidhinn an cànan an-àrd às dèidh don artagail seo a’ nochdadh ann an duillea… Continue reading

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Why I decided to become a Gael

I don’t mean why I decided to learn Gaelic. When I started learning Gaelic, I had no real idea what a Gael was. It was about eighteen years ago. I was living in Edinburgh, going to punk shows, and making … Cum ort a leughadh Continue reading

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On Gaelic Language Development Policy in Scotland

An open letter to the Scottish Government on Gaelic language development policy in Scotland by Màrtainn Mac a’ Bhàillidh: As a young architect I was drawn to working in the Isle of Skye by my commitment to Scotland’s Gaelic language. Having been an active member of the SNP for over 15 years, joining shortly after […] Continue reading

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Sgeul on Chraoibh Ruaidh | Mac Deichtine

Seann sgeul air a h-innse iomadh uair, bidh an sgeulachd a’ gabhail car le gach innse ach a’ fuireach cho fìor ’s a bha i riamh aig a’ bhrìgh. Seo sgeulachd Mac Deichtine air ath-innse le Eòghan againne. Innsidh mi dhut sgeul. Sgeul mòr nach eil crìochnaichte fhathast. Sgeul mu ghaisgich is mu bhana-ghaisgich. Sgeul… Continue reading

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Am fear nach cluinn air chòir…

Tha mi air ais anns na Stàitean greis, agus mar sin, nas mothachail air an iomadh rud mu na daoine agam fhìn nach tuig mi. Tuigear, aig ìre inntleachdail, gu bheil gràin-chinnidh fighte gu domhainn ann an eachdraidh agus sructar … Cum ort a leughadh Continue reading

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“An stoirm a’ ruith tron dùthaich” | Pàrlamaid na h-Alba @ 20

Tha e doirbh a chur ann an aon artagail a’ bhuaidh a tha air a bhith aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba air an dùthaich ach nuair a dh’fhosgail i as ùire, bha an dùthaich làn de chothroman. Bha Eòghan againne ann mar sgoilear aig an Fhosgladh Oifigeil agus tha e a’ toirt sùil air ais air… Continue reading

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