Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Gaelic / Nordic Divide

When there are initiatives announced to support and spread the Gaelic language, there is often disquiet in Shetland, Orkney and Caithness. Here linguistic traditions are different. The University of the Highlands and Islands (with outposts features above) recognises this and has set up a Centre for Nordic Studies. Their website displays several facets, including an archive of the articles appearing in The Orcadian under the title of Mimir's Well. This is a reference to a Norse mythological giant who incorporated physical height with depths of wisdom.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of deep traditions

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