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« From Scotland to Cape Breton and back again | Main | The state sponsored laird ripping us off. »

July 13, 2010

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"Dreaded cringe"

I am afraid not it is far more hostile than that. There is an undercurrent in Scottish society that Gaelic equals bad. Just take a look at the letters page in any newspaper when the topic of Gaelic education or road signs come up.

Having said that it is not actually a surprise is it? Gaelic has been the target of state attack for many centuries.

Will the language survive? It is in a fragile state that is for sure. All I know is that my children shall grow up with and be educated in the language. I want them to have the opportunity I was denied and from a pragmatic point of view it is my belief that bilingual children are better prepared to succeed in the modern world.

Iain Mac Ghille Aindrais

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