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Gaelic Language & History

Dating back centuries, Gaelic is the founding language of Scotland that is thought to originate from Ireland. It spread its way across the country as the principal Scottish language of the medieval Kingdom of Alba, extending from the Borders to Aberdeenshire, the Highlands and Islands.

Why not join in the global Gaelic celebrations in 2024 with Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week), running from the 19 - 25 February?

Gaelic & Its Origins

Where is Gaelic Spoken?

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