Give us more Doric instead of Gaelic
SIR, – Apparently schools in the north-east of Scotland are struggling to recruit Gaelic teachers.
This may be a reflection of the fact that very few people speak Gaelic in the area. It is, by and large, only spoken by folks living in the west coast islands.
Perhaps there should be a drive to promote the Doric language, which is spoken by many
thousands in the north-east of Scotland and recruit teachers to promote Doric, which is a live and colourful language.
The SNP seems to have an inexplicable and illogical passion in spreading Gaelic throughout Scotland, with road signs and police cars regardless of the huge cost involved in spreading something that is not understood by the vast majority of the Scottish people. Dennis Forbes Grattan, Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen