The “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans” is a ceremony, usually but not always part of a church service, in which God’s blessing is sought for the tartans worn by the Scots. This “tradition” appears to have begun in World War II as a Scottish-American event, though it has now spread to many parts of the Scots’ world. The history is interesting, and there are at least ...Read More
In the second of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, Catriona Parsons tells us about the place she was born – Aignish, in the district of Point on the Isle of Lewis.
Rugadh mi ann a’ baile beag air taobh an ear Leódhais. ‘S e Aignis ainm a’ bhaile bhig seo, “Aignis air a’ mhachair” mar a chanas an t-òran. Tha Aignis ‘na laighe ...Read More
In the first of a new series of posts of selected articles from our quarterly Bi-lingual e-zine, An Naidheachd Againne, Rudy Ramsey reviews the Learnbots “Gàidhlig on the Go” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.LearnBots is a fun, and rather clever, way to learn and practice verb forms with the aid of a mobile device. Before I tell you about it, though, you need ...Read More