In this Gaelic article, Daibhidh Rothach argues that a change in the way we look at the institutions and people who have held sway over Scottish life for centuries is as important an aspect to land reform as is the… Read More ›
By Wilson Macleod Mar as trice tha na h-aithrisean agus na beachdan a tha nochdadh anns na pàipearan-naidheachd à Lunnainn air poileataigs Alba agus ceist na neo-eisimileachd ag innse dhuinn barrachd mu thuigsean Lunnainn seach thuigsean Alba fhèin. Tha sin… Read More ›
“From the Western Isles to the East End: Leaving Labour to preserve an old tradition” By Ruairidh MacIver B’ e a’ chiad uair a fhuair mi tuigse, no mothachadh air choireigin, air saoghal nam poilitigs, A.D. 1992 – Bliadhna Nèill, nuair… Read More ›
San alt Gàidhlig seo, tha Art MacCarmaig a’ bruidhinn air na dòchasan aige airson Alba san àm ri teachd, mun a’ phàirt chudthromach a tha e a’ cluich san Iomairt Yes air Ghàidhealtachd, agus mun an amharas a th’ aige… Read More ›
Anns an dàrna alt san t-sreath Gàidhlig againn, tha Daibhidh Rothach a’ toirt sùil air Taigh Tasgaidh Mara na h-Alba agus ath-bheothachadh seann ghnìomhachais san sgìre timcheall air. Aig deireadh nan seasgadan, chaidh Irbhinn a stèidheachadh mar bhaile-ùir, am… Read More ›
Thig toradh aobhneis tron fhèin-mhisneachd seo – ge bith a bhlas a bhi Gàidhlig, Doric, Weigie, Glaschu na h-Èireann, Gallach, Sealltainneach – toradh ealain gu cinnteach mar a tha buailteach tachairt ann an dùthaich ùr (!) a’ tighinn gu bith agus a’ dearbhadh àite san t-saoghal mhòr a-muigh.
When a languages dies, it is gone forever, only the whistle of the wind through grass, the gurgle of the moor burn at night, left to answer its ghost. While the tongues of the Pirahã and Cherokee are of equal value in the mesmerising tapestry of world culture and language, only Scotland can save Gaelic…
By Angus MacLeod There is a pernicious view abroad amongst elements of the Scottish Left that Gaelic, its promotion and the promotion of equality for Gaels, are linked to essentialism, to blood-and-soil irrationality, in short to the politics of reaction…. Read More ›
By Wilson McLeod Last week the National Records of Scotland released long-awaited data from the 2011 census concerning Gaelic, Scots and other languages used in Scotland. Although the Scottish census data is a rather crude instrument for measuring language skills… Read More ›
Dougie Strang reviews Voicing Scotland, a new publication written by musician Gary West and published by Luath Press THINKING IN PIBROCH Voicing Scotland is a timely examination of the nature and role of art and culture in contemporary Scotland. Timely because… Read More ›
Part of our altMod2012 series. L.I.N.U.X. from the 2012 album ‘Dùisg’ by Oi Polloi
Britain’s Ancien Regime is in a state of flux and the current situation is loaded with potential and provides those of us striving for the maximum change in society with a historic opportunity.
Gaelic as an option among other new world languages such as Mandarin and Portuguese could propel a Scottish generation confidently into the economies of the future.
After recent discussion on gaelic culture revival (and anti-gaelic trends) we wanted to reflect on other recent positive developments, in particular a conference that brought together researchers focusing on the visual tradition and the links between this visual tradition and… Read More ›