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Gaelic war of words – Is Gaelic teaching in Scottish schools a waste of resources?

February 23 2016

The passing of a new law at the Scottish Parliament has reignited debate about the costs of preserving Gaelic language and culture. The Education (Scotland) Bill means that every school now has to assess the need for Gaelic education if asked. But in these times of austerity budget cuts, is that a good use of resources? MICHAEL ALEXANDER investigates.


Gaelic: is it time to let it go?

February 6 2015

As the debate rages on in Courier country councils about the cost involved in preserving Gaelic language and culture, Caroline Lindsay looks at the language’s history on the east coast.