The Gaelic Language Initiative

The Gaelic Language Initiative

Issued: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:18:00 GMT

The Universityʼs first ever 5-year Gaelic Language Plan has been approved by the national development agency for Gaelic, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, and will be launched in early 2013. In November 2012, the University hosted its first Lathana Gàidhlig Gaelic
Language Day, to promote Gaelic language and culture across the campus. Events included a range of events including language taster sessions and conversation opportunities to live traditional music from students and a lunchtime concert by Karen Matheson, one of Scotland's most renowned Gaelic singers (240 present). Fiona Dunn and students participating in the Gaelic Language Residency Scheme visited University College Dublin in October to learn more about Irish language initiatives and share knowledge and experiences. 
New Gaelic signage is now on display in the Fraser Building restaurant.