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    Gaelic media reports ‘unfair’ says Aberdeen professor

    by  • 13 July 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From the BBC, 13 July 2011: A language professor has said some sections of the Scottish media’s coverage of Gaelic has gone beyond fair comment and good taste. Prof Kenneth MacKinnon, of the University of Aberdeen, studied newspaper clippings for a year. He said on occasions reporting on public spending on Gaelic degenerated into inaccuracy, [...]

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    Bòrd na Gàidhlig appoints three new members

    by  • 22 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From the Edinburgh Report, 22 February 2011: Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, today announced the appointment of three new members, an extension of appointment for one member and the re-appointment to a second term for three members to Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The new members are: Elizabeth (Betty) McAtear is a native Gaelic [...]

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    FilmG winners announced and future secured

    by  • 19 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    FilmG, the Gaelic short film competition established in 2008 by the media company MG Alba to source new material for the Gaelic tv channel BBC Alba (coming to Freeview later this year), has been awarded a grant of £20,000 from the Scottish Government to secure its future. The winners of the third annual competition were [...]

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    Ceol ‘s Craic – the Gaelic Film Festival

    by  • 14 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From Ealain Ghaidhlig, 10 February 2011: Glasgow Film Festival has teamed up with Glasgow arts organisation Ceol’s Craic for a second year running to programme Ceol’s Craic: Gaelic Film Festival, a celebration of Gaelic and other indigenous cultures from around the world, from 26 February. Witness an ancient tradition captured on film with the premiere [...]

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    Met Office launches Gaelic weather forecasts

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From the Met Office, 1 February 2011: The Met Office has launched Gaelic and Welsh language forecasts on its website, providing the latest weather forecasts and warnings to the 600,000 Welsh speakers and 58,000 Gaelic speakers, along with thousands of learners across the UK. The Met Office ‘Invent’ website will provide up to date forecasts, [...]

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    Edinburgh Gaelic school consultation begins

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From the Guardian, 31 January 2011: Two options have been tabled by the City of Edinburgh Council responding to local parents’ calling for wider teaching in Gaelic. A public meeting and a survey were announced today as the council assesses ways to continue teaching in Gaelic. Tollcross Primary, the city’s existing Gaelic education centre, is now full [...]

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    BBC Trust approves BBC Alba carriage on Freeview

    by  • 5 February 2011 • Gaelic News • 0 Comments

    From the BBC, 21 December 2011: The Gaelic-language service BBC ALBA will be available to viewers in Scotland on Freeview, following approval by the BBC Trust today as part of a review of the service. The review looked at how well the channel is serving Gaelic speakers, how well it is attracting new and non-speakers, [...]

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