Petition sparks fierce debate on future of Gaelic education

A petition to call on the Scottish Government to introduce Gaelic as a “core and compulsory subject” for 3 to 12 year-olds has attracted a lively debate online as to whether it is the correct course of action to promote Gaelic education. To take a look at why there is such a discussion, first of all it helps to know more about how Gaelic education sits at the moment.  It is widely considered to be the focal point of Gaelic revival efforts, as it — Read more →

Deasbad air foghlam Gàidhlig san àm ri teachd

Tha athchuinge air a’faighneachd air Riaghaltas na h-Alba Gàidhlig a’dèanamh na cuspair riatanach do sgoilearean eadar aois 3 ‘s 12 air deasbad beothail a’dhèanamh air loidhne mu dheidhinn foghlam Gàidhlig san àm ri teachd. Airson an comhradh tuigsinn gu iomlan, tha e cuideachdail sùil a’gabhail air staid foghlam na Gàidhlig an-dràsda.  Is e am priomh amas ann a bhith ag ath-beothalachadh na Gàidhlig ann am beachd a mhòr-chuid.  ‘S e an dòigh as fhasa airson luchd-labhairt ùra a’tarraing a-steach don chànan agus tha diofar — Read more →

Red Dead Retrospective

The steam train gently chugs through the stunning desert vistas of the American west.  You sit gazing out the window, with the world bearing down on your shoulders.  Two old ladies discuss how the world is a changed place at the start of the 20th century, whilst a minister reassures his daughter that God is there for her.  The train then comes to a stop in an old, wooden burgh and you disembark – with your fate ahead of you.  This is how Red Dead — Read more →

From Reality to Fiction

This is an English translation of the original post “Bho Fìrinn gu Ficsean“ Almost everyone I know is watching Game of Thrones at the moment, a TV program set around a civil war in a fictional land of Westeros that’s rather similar to medieval Britain.  It’s very good, even if I find it a little slow-going at times, and one of the things that makes the programme so gripping is how deep the backstory is.  Stories are told of kings from thousands of years before — Read more →

Bho Fìrinn gu Ficsean

Tha cha mhòr a h-uile duine aig a bheil eòlas orm an-dràsda a’coimhead air Game of Thrones, an prògram T. Bh. air an steidhichte air cogadh siobhalta ann an dùthaich ficseanail Westeros, dùthaich caran coltach ri Breatainn ‘s na meadhan aoisean.  ‘S e prògram anabarrach math a th’ann, ged a tha e beagan slaodach dhomh aig amannan, agus tha aon de na rudan as tarraingeach mu dheidhinn an prògram ‘s e cho domhainn ‘s a tha an sgeulachd air culaibh na tha a’tachairt.  Tha sgeulachdan — Read more →