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The ancient Celtic language of Gaelic dates back hundreds of years and you can still hear it spoken in parts of Scotland. In the past, Scotland was described as a ‘three voiced country’, referring to the languages of Scots, Gaelic and English. Gaelic is now spoken by some 60,000 people in Scotland.
From traditional music to literature and television, Gaelic, or Gàidhlig, continues to add its own unique twist to Scottish culture and it boasts a rich cultural following in Scotland and beyond. You can see where it has left its mark by travelling through the northerly and westerly regions of Scotland, where you’ll discover the language’s roots in the ancient Scottish landscape.
Gaelic text painted on the side of a craft shop in Isle Ornsay, Skye
The Brenish Water on the Isle of Lewis. In Gaelic, the area is known as Brèinis
The Duncan Ban MacIntyre Memorial, near Dalmally, Argyll