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Risking The Ire Of Outlander Fans

Scottish blogger Tocasaid has cast a cold eye over the Anglo-American television adaptation of the genre-defying Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, and drawn the wrath of fans everywhere. Personally I like time-travelling tropes … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Celtic Cosmology, Perspectives from Ireland and Scotland

Over the last two decades relatively few studies have been published analysing the cosmological traditions of the Celtic-speaking peoples, at least by academic authors. There was a lot of interest in … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 14 Comments

It Seems That Bigotry Unites As Well As Divides

  Continuing with the controversies that have arisen in the eastern Scottish region of Fife where British nationalist politicians from the main Unionist parties have sought to impede the provision of bilingual services to … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The English Empire Strikes Back In Scotland

Following on from yesterday’s post examining press reports that Dundee City Council had agreed to reverse efforts to place the English and Scottish (Gaelic) languages on an equal footing in Scotland’s … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

The United Languages Of Europe

Contrast and compare these stories from Scotland on the Scottish (Gaelic) language. First up, from the Courier: “Ambitious plans to promote Gaelic in Dundee have been significantly scaled back. Council … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 27 Comments

Translation Fail

Cautioning on the perils of machine translation, especially when expectations surpass achievable results, Michael Bauer on his Dear Developer blog posts a letter he has written to the Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser following the latter’s suggestion that Scottish (Scottish … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Prosecutions In Catalonia, Political Revolution In Scotland

The newly authoritarian tone of politics and government in Spain becomes more evident with every passing week. Following a range of laws passed by Madrid banning many forms of public … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Gaelic Union

A new website to strengthen ties between Gaelic-speaking communities in Ireland and Scotland, as well as encouraging cultural tourism by non-Gaels, has been launched in Inverness. From the Scotsman newspaper: … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 60 Comments

Scottish Gaelic And Glasgow University

The University of Glasgow or Oilthigh Ghlaschu is celebrating its historic links with the Scottish-speaking communities of Scotland thanks to a project called Sgeul na Gàidhlig aig Oilthigh Ghlaschu, as reported by the Scotsman … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Samhain Shona Daoibh

The sun has set, the bonfires are being lit, and the Feis Shamhna is upon us: the nocturnal festival of Samhain marking the commencement of the new year in the Celtic calendars of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic

The first phase of Dachaigh airson Stòras na Gàidhlig or the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic has been completed by Glasgow University with the launch of an online database featuring digitised … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scottish Democracy Meets X Factor

In the recent Scottish referendum 44% of voters said “Yes” to an independent Scotland. In contrast 56% of voters said “No” with the general understanding that this rejection of independence … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Catalonia’s Hesitant Nationalists

“If anyone can the Catalans can” or so goes the saying amongst political activists in those minority communities of the European Union seeking greater autonomy or outright independence from Europe’s … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scottish Catholics, British Nationalism’s New Enemy Within

Last week, in the wake of the failed referendum on Scottish independence, we witnessed gangs of violent British nationalists (so-called unionists) taking to the streets of Glasgow to bask in … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Faraway Hills Are Ideologically Greener

Of all the moronic articles published over the last six days in relation to Scotland’s recent, unsuccessful independence referendum this American example must surely rank somewhere in the top twenty. If … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 9 Comments

That Pre-Vote Pledge By The British Party Leaders

Taking about broken promises the above image is taken from today’s edition of Britain’s right-leaning Times newspaper. So much for all-party pledges in the wake of Scotland’s “No” vote. However in … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

British Nationalism, Sorry, Unionism

 

September 20, 2014 · 28 Comments

The Night Of The Union Jacks

@alextomo 75,000 sign petition for re vote amid vote rigging scandal https://t.co/dqiTcboE4B — deborah carlisle (@IWILLNOTGOAWAY) September 20, 2014 CCTV confirms an arson attack last might on a generator at … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nazi-Saluting British Thugs Take To Streets Of Glasgow

Nazi-saluting British unionist and nationalist “No” supporters staging a rally in Glasgow this evening. Reports of violence and arrests already as “Yes” voters warned to stay away. The reality of Scotland … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

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