The first Gaelic Twitter Day will be held on Thursday 1 May.
The aim of the day is to encourage the use of Gaelic through social media.
The Scottish Parliament will be taking part in the day with Gaelic tweets from both our Gaelic account @ParlAlba and our corporate account @ScotParl.
Eleven of our committees are on Twitter and they will also be taking part in the day, looking at subjects as diverse as the new Forth Crossing, the Historic Environment Scotland Bill and organ donation.
Following our committees is a great way to find out about the work of the Parliament.
The Local Government and Regeneration Committee (@SP_LocalGovt) will be inviting the views of the public by twitter – in Gaelic or English – on Friday between 10.30am and 12pm. as part of a community meeting looking at the issue of how remote, peripheral and island communities are accommodated within local government structures. More information about this is available on the committee’s web pages.
If you are a Gaelic speaker or if you are learning, it would be great to hear from you in Gaelic on Gaelic Twitter Day. Just remember to use the #gàidhlig hashtag.
While it’s great to use Gaelic on Twitter Day, however, don’t forget that, as the saying goes “a dog is for life and not just for Christmas” – you can use Gaelic with us at any time!
We also have a twitter theme in this week’s Gaelic Word of the Week in which we looks at # and @.