The American Scottish Gaelic Society

SpeakGaelic initiative launched in Scotland and globally

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SpeakGaelic, the first multi-media learning platform for Scottish Gaelic, was launched this week in Scotland, online, across multiple social media platforms, and on television and radio. The program’s goal is to get people in Scotland and around the world speaking Gaelic, whether they are absolute beginners or already have learned some Gaelic.

The initiative is backed by the Scottish government and is being jointly produced by ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Toronto to hold online Gaelic Fèis Oct. 15-16

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The Gaelic Society of Toronto will host an online Fèis, a traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival, Oct. 15-16. The event will start off with the Annual General Meeting of Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto (CGT) on Friday Oct. 15, followed immediately by a cèilidh hosted by Gaelic singer Robyn Carrigan of Nova Scotia. David Livingston-Lowe will present a Gaelic Whisky toast.

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

An Ceangal magazine launches online

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An Ceangal, an international magazine aimed at the Scottish diaspora, launched a pilot issue recently. This issue also includes an online questionnaire for readers tro complete to gauge interests on future content and contributors. Their first “proper” edition will come out soon. The magazine will paritcularly interest those who have conections or interest in Highland Perthshire. It also seeks contributions from those with interests in ...

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‘Bannan’ available in North America via MHz Choice

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For North Americans, access to the BBC’s Gaelic-language television programming is extremely limited, thanks to British licensing laws. That’s why Scottish Gaelic learners in Canada and the United States will be delighted to learn that Bannan, a BBC Alba drama in Scottish Gaelic set on the Isle of Skye, is now available to viewers in North America through the streaming service MHz Choice.

Bannan, first broadcast ...

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The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Edinburgh researchers to bring ‘Alexa NicGugaill’ to life

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University researchers in Scotland are trying to develop a Gaelic-speaking voice assistant like the Alexa, Siri, and Google voice assistants used by millions of people to check the weather, play music, or shop online. According to a news report in The Scotsman, linguists and artificial intelligence (AI) developers at the University of Edinburgh want to use AI to convert spoken Gaelic to text.

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