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Below we have listed recent Scottish Gaelic news articles. The articles are in English about Scottish Gaelic issues.
A new group of academics and cultural specialists has been formed to promote Scottish studies in schools and across wider society.
It comes ahead of the launch of the Scottish government's national online resource, Studying Scotland.
Source: The Scotsman
MOTHBALLED classrooms are to be re-opened as part of a £200,000 initiative to meet the rising demand for Gaelic education.
The Scottish Government is helping to fund work at the Glasgow Gaelic School's Woodside campus, which it says has been prompted by increasing interest in Gaelic medium education.
Source: The Herald
The characters are instantly recognisable to any Scots child; the dialogue less so. But in the Murray household it is not only Anna, Beth and Calum following the adventures of Padraig Post. Father Andrew and mother Catriona may well cock an ear to test how much they can pick up.
The couple are part of the growing band of non-Gaelic speakers immersing themselves in the language after having sent their children to Gaelic primary schools.
Source: Stornoway Gazette
A NEW website for people interested in Gaelic teaching was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow today (Wednesday).
www.gaelicteaching.com is part of Bòrd na Gàidhlig's commitment to education and the recruitment of Gaelic teachers and will provide information on Gaelic education, teacher training, learning Gaelic, funding opportunities, interesting case studies and useful links to a range of education sites.
Source: The Stage
BBC Alba, the new Gaelic television channel launching next month, is on the hunt for a long-running soap as part of its commitment to broadcasting original drama.
A new Scottish Gaelic soap would be the first since Machair, which ran for six years and came to an end in 1998.
Alan Esslemont, BBC Alba's head of content, said production of original drama formed part of the channel's strategy and revealed discussions had taken place with a number of independent production companies in Scotland about potential ideas for a long-running series.
However, Esslemont admitted writing in Gaelic for television needed more work. He revealed an initiative offering training to new Gaelic-speaking talent in acting and writing, with a view to employing them on a soap, was being considered.
Source: The Scotsman
GAELIC television's coverage of Scottish football has been strengthened with the agreement of a sponsorship deal with the Scottish Football League which will see a semi-final and the final of the League Challenge Cup screened live on the new BBC Gaelic channel.
MG Alba, a body previously known as the Gaelic Media Service which makes Gaelic television programmes, is the new title sponsor of the Challenge Cup which will now be renamed the Alba Challenge Cup.
After the successful attempt to get the Gaelic word for Scotland 'Alba' onto the Scottish National Football shirts, a new petition has been launched to do the same for Rugby.
The online petition can be signed with or without comments.
The petition states:
"We the undersigned, call upon the Scottish Rugby Union to proudly display 'Alba' (the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland), alongside Scotland, on the front of the national rugby team shirt."
This petition is sure to gain media attention so do your bit by taking a minute to sign it!
Source: The Evening Times Online
PUPIL numbers at Glasgow Gaelic School are at an all-time high.
But the popularity of the school has landed education bosses with a problem - they cannot find enough fluent Gaelic-speaking teachers.
Source: The Times Online
Welsh and Scottish Gaelic will soon be echoing around the European Union's corridors of power under an agreement that Britain is about to sign with its EU partners. The deal, which could be rubber-stamped as early as Tuesday, will mean that individuals will be able to write to the EU's Council of Ministers in either language - and that the Council, where governments take political and legislative decisions, will have to reply in the same tongue.
Source: The BBC
A new dictionary of Gaelic will be as important as "great art collections" held by national galleries, a university figure has said.
Strathclyde's Boyd Robertson, convener of the Faclair na Gaidhlig project steering group, commented ahead of the launch of a business plan for it.
The aim is to produce a dictionary on a par with the Scottish National and Oxford English dictionaries.
Source: The Herald
The Scottish Parliament was officially rebranded yesterday, with the phrase Parlamaid na h-Alba attached to all its proceedings.
The Gaelic phrase became an integral part of the parliament's logo for the first time, but the Holyrood authorities were quick to point out that they had spent no extra money on the change.
Source: The Herald
An £8m centre for Gaelic creative industries aimed at supplying talent and training to the new Gaelic digital channel is due to be opened by First Minister Alex Salmond on Skye today.
Fas - Gaelic for growth - is the latest addition to Skye's Gaelic College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, and will provide a state-of-the-art creative/ media environment, including a full broadcast-standard digital television recording studio, sound-recording studio,theatre and post- production facilities.
Source: The Sunday Herald
ALAN ESSLEMONT has a big job to do. If the future of Scotland's Gaelic digital television station is to be assured, its head of content must make your ordinary Scot tune in to the new station on a regular basis. And if that wasn't hard enough, he has only 15 months to make this happen.
Welcome to The Gaelic Job, which Esslemont says he is more than happy to be tackling. He promises the new station - which was given the go-ahead last week - will "move the image of Gaelic in Scottish society onwards, creating a new atmosphere and identity", while also "giving people across Scotland what they want: a decent programme to watch on TV at eight o'clock or nine o'clock."
Source: The BBC
The organisation behind plans to set up a Gaelic digital television channel has said it is encouraged by the latest study into its potential audience.
In a survey of 1,001 people across Scotland, conducted for the Gaelic Media Service (GMS), 5% said they spoke the language well.
A further 7% said they knew a few words, while almost half said they would tune into a Gaelic channel.
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