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Result! #Gaelic to be represented on new RBS £5 note #Gàidhlig – Social Media Alba (Glasgow)


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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Let’s not resign disabled people to this fate – Standard Issue

Parents of young children who need continual observation overnight no longer have that care so sacrifice their own sleep. The portable hoist – provision for outside the house for, say, a severely disabled seven-year-old – is no longer deemed a necessity. The blind quadriplegic man who received 24hr care for 18 years, now expected to cope with just eleven hours a week.

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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

Source: Google recognises Gaelic for first time… You can now translate anything into Scots language – Press and Journal


 

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.

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Herald View: Unwise cuts to Gaelic funding (From Herald Scotland)

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…

Source: Herald View: Unwise cuts to Gaelic funding (From Herald Scotland)

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Animator King Rollo Films planning first Gaelic series – BBC News


Animation studio King Rollo Films, the makers of Humf and Deer Little Forest, plans to make its first Gaelic language television series.

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.

Source: Animator King Rollo Films planning first Gaelic series – BBC News

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“Cadillac?” — watch how four people in Dundee got on trying to speak Gaelic – Dundee / Local / News / The Courier.

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25 October 2014 · 22:48

WordPress website targeted by hackers

WordPress has been attacked by a botnet of “tens of thousands” of individual computers since last week, according to server hosters Cloudflare and Hostgator.

Apparently, we have to use two step authentication log-ins, so says this article from the BBC.  Though I managed to download the app, etc., I then went to change my password and now can’t get to my profile.   *sigh*   Sometimes technology sucks.

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