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) [. . .]
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Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language – Press and Journal
Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language
Two things: Firstly, I always understood the language was “Scottish Gaelic”, not “Scots Gaelic”; and, secondly, I’ve tried it a few times now, both ways – English to Gaelic, Gaelic to English – and Google Translate has failed to accurately translate anything between the two.
It often takes a few days to digest the impact of Budgets and Autumn Statements, and yesterday it was the turn of the Gaelic broadcasting…
The makers of children’s TV programmes Spot, Humf and Deer Little Forest previously announced plans to develop a new series from a base on Skye.
It also emerged last month that it will hold free workshops for artists next month and in January as part of an effort to create a local workforce.
Gaelic language college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI will host the training.
King Rollo Films said the new animated series, which will be offered in Gaelic and English, could be ready within three years.
The studio’s Leo Nielsen said: “This is just the start. We hope to create an animation unit that will develop and expand in years to come, producing films to entertain families around the world.
“In the process, it will create exciting and sustainable creative jobs rooted in the Highlands.”
Amanda Millen, Gaelic-speaking director of the XpoNorth network which is supporting the training programme, said: “This is exactly the kind of ambitious project which should be taking root in places such as Skye.
“We are very happy to be in at the start, helping turn it all into a reality.”