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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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.
The project is ...Read More
Fàilte, a h-uile duine, dhan làrach-lìn ùr ACGA, làrach-lìn a tha làn de ghoireasan, airteagalan, agus tuilleadh. Welcome, everyone, to the new ACGA website, a website filled with resources, articles, and more.
This website is the culmination of nine months of work by the ACGA web committee and Redtail Design, Athens, Ohio. It replaces an older WordPress-based blog, but retains all the important functionality of that ...Read More
The lives and works of people in North America involved with Scottish Gaelic is the focus of a new video series, ACGA Agallamh, created by the An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA), the American Gaelic Society. The premiere program features an interview with Dr. Michael Newton, who last month released his latest book, “Gaelic in Your Gob: Four Dozen English Words that came from the Scottish ...Read More
Dè a th’ ann an corona-bhìoras agus carson a tha a h-uile duine a’ bruidhinn mu dheidhinn?
What is the coronavirus and why is everyone talking about it? If you have children (and if you don’t), this book from Gaelic-language publisher Acair may help answer those questions.
The Scottish Government has published information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Gaelic here. You can download a “staying ...Read More
The classes, which begin Feb. 25 and will run through May 5, will be held at the Ripley-Grier Studios in Midtown Manhattan, at 520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets).The beginner’s class (Scottish Gaelic 101) will ...Read More
Since its launch in February 2005, YouTube has changed the way a generation consumes video content, and now it offers new ways to learn languages, including Scottish Gaelic.
There’s a vast and growing amount of material about Scottish Gaelic and in Gàidhlig available on YouTube, which is big enough now to challenge more traditional television, cable and streaming content for viewer’s interest. That material isn’t collated ...Read More