Wednesday, 19 October 2011

More Than Just a Sign?


If this sign at the start of the B887 on North Harris looks difficult, then the prospect of what John MacLeod of An Comunn Gaidhealach proposed at the Royal National Mod could be daunting for many. The BBC carries the story. Would it promote and protect or repel and retreat? Any views on the matter?

Scottish Islands Explorer - singular in outlook, monolingual in style

2 comments:

acrosstheminch said...

Lovely language but unlike Welsh which is a national tongue and now part of the school curriculum for quite a few years, Gaelic has never been a national tongue and is only taught in island schools for two years.

As such I feel it will become ever more marginalized and only kept alive by the decidated few.

Anonymous said...

But many people are now studying the gealic language ! Roadsigns like these make you curious to know the right pronunciation. It makes me curious anyway. Don't do away with your heritage,
Lia, The Netherlands