Anti-Gaelic Bingo Revisited

Anti-Gaelic Bingo Revisited

Since long before the days of internet trolls, the Scottish media have given a platform to ethnic and linguistic stereotypes, prejudice, and hate speech against Gaelic and its speakers in the name of journalistic “balance.” For decades the BBC and most of Scotland’s...
Psalm 23 in Scottish Gaelic

Psalm 23 in Scottish Gaelic

The 23rd Psalm, the one that starts “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,” is a passage from the Bible that many Christians find comfort in. Recently a blog reader from Cape Breton asked me where to find a Gaelic version of Psalm 23. I realized that if you are...
The Ogham Alphabet

The Ogham Alphabet

The Ogham writing system is a topic that comes up occasionally in connection with Gaelic and Irish tattoos, so I want to share some information about what Ogham is, how it’s related to Gaelic, and what you have to watch out for if you’re going to use it in a Gaelic or...
The Gaelic for “Gay”

The Gaelic for “Gay”

This post contains an affiliate link. LGBT History Month and Gaelic Scotland February is LGBT History Month in the UK. As an ally, I am celebrating with this post focused on the intersections between LGBT and Gaelic history, arts, and language. I start with a bit of...
Learning Scottish Gaelic

Learning Scottish Gaelic

Maybe Scottish Gaelic is a part of your family heritage, or you’ve had a longstanding interest in Celtic cultures. Perhaps you were intrigued by a beautiful song, or by the words and phrases in Outlander. Whatever the reason, you may be thinking about learning...

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