Last month, a piece of research by Aberdeen University was published which examined the Gaelic usage of pupils in a primary school class somewhere in the Highlands.
Well, the Commonwealth Games have come to Glasgow. The sun is shining and the city is buzzing.
Here in the UK, we are very quick to tell ourselves, and any passing polyglot who’ll listen, that we’re rubbish at languages.
Last week, and not the for the first time (nor the last time), an ill-informed article about Gaelic was published in the Scotsman.
Bha mi gu math duilich a chluinntinn gun do shiubhail Dòmhnall MacIlleDhuibh à Lios Mòr an t-seachdain-se. ‘S e an fhìrinn a th’ ann gur e fear de na daoine […]
Last month, the Guardian launched its Languages Debate, in partnership with the British Academy and complete with twitter hashtag (#languagesdebate), aimed a sparking a public discussion on language learning in the UK. […]
Last week saw the launch of the countdown to the Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Glasgow this time next year, a few short months before the independence referendum. […]