A proposal has been introduced at the University of Aberdeen that would, if passed, end its modern languages programs. This would mean the end of research and teaching in a number of languages, including Scottish Gaelic. It should be noted that the University of Aberdeen has one of the world’s largest collections of Gaelic literature and other resources in its libraries.

A petition drive is now underway that calls on the university to reconsider this proposal. It has support from multiple organizations dedicated to promoting Scottish Gaelic. These include Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Royal Celtic Society [RCS], among others. The RCS has invited us in the ACGA to add our own names to this effort.

If you wish to view and, if you agree, sign the petition, you can do so at this link.