Well, I promised you merchandising this year because I have a wedding to pay for and need to make some money. First up is a Gaelic map of all of Scotland. I’ve been doing regional maps of p…
Are Scottish Highland immigrants, communities and historical events remembered in your local area? How are they commemorated, situated and interpreted in your local landscape or built environment? With road signs, building plaques, statues, monuments or other kinds of memorials? Or are there gaping holes in the community memory of the Gaelic immigrant legacy?
GaelicUSA is initiating a “crowd-source” project to collect material from people around the United States about how the story of Scottish Gaels as an ethnic group and as individuals are memorialized in our communities. We will assemble a digital exhibition, available online, from these materials as they come in.
Here’s what we’ll need from you if you’d like to contribute to this initiative:
- The URL to an…
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Great British Haggis
The latest addition to the Stahly haggis family is the Great British Haggis. Made, of course, with the finest traditional ingredients, this modern take on the original Scotch Haggis is dressed to appeal to a wider audience. In a smart new coat of red, white and blue with a subtle hint of tartan to retain its proud Scottish heritage, the new Great British Haggis is a very modern version of a very traditional product.
Learn Gaelic from home. The Atlantic Gaelic Academy has developed a unique system to deliver its program anywhere in the world …
Well, feck me: So Apple gives itself the right to DELETE a composer’s original music, from his laptop, and replace it with something else from its own database which can only be played if said composer has WiFi access, and then charges him for the service.
“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.
Maybe I’m Not Pressing the Keys Hard Enough.
I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop. I’d already visited the online forum, I said, and they were no help. Although several people had described problems similar to mine, they were all dismissed by condescending “gurus” who simply said that we had mislocated our files (I had the free drive space to prove that wasn’t the case) or that we must have accidentally deleted the files ourselves (we hadn’t). Amber explained that I should blow off these dismissive “solutions” offered online because Apple employees don’t officially use the forums—evidently, that honor is reserved for lost, frustrated people like me, and (at…
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Well done! Campaign to boost the Scottish Gaelic language and culture on banknotes was a success (although we did not get Màiri Mhòr nan Òran) Back in December we campaigned to have Gaelic represented on the new banknotes due to come out. RBS were consulting the public, and they listened! Here’s a specimen of the reverse of the banknote – you can see Sorley MacLean’s signature with a couple of lines from his poem ‘The Choice’ (An Roghainn, Dàin Do Eimhir XXII) [. . .]