Gaelic lan­guage must be pro­moted

The Oban Times - - 10 Letters -

Sir, The re­cent let­ter from Aong­has Eoghainn Mhòir caught my eye.

I would agree to a large ex­tent with him, but I would phrase my opin­ion this way. Some ‘aca­demics’ – so called – are killing the Gaelic lan­guage. Af­ter all, Pro­fes­sor Don­ald Meek is an aca­demic and is not to be blamed surely. I would call my­self an aca­demic (at least a late devel­oper from the west coast of Scot­land) but in all hon­esty “bha mise an còmh­muidh a bruid­heann Gaìdhlig”.

I will be more spe­cific than Aong­has. I blame top broad­cast­ers (not those who read the news and give us weather news) but men and women long past their sell-by date who pro­mote English songs, Coun­try/ Western pop etc in the mid­dle of Gaelic talk­ing! How ridicu­lous is that? Get rid of those broad­cast­ers who are not pro­mot­ing the Gaelic lan­guage.

Le speis, Ailean Dòmh­nul­lach.

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