Thursday 21 April is Gaelic Twitter Day or Là na Gàidhlig.
The aim of this day is for as much Gaelic as possible to be used on social media to encourage Gaelic speakers and learners to use Gàidhlig online and to raise awareness of the language amongst non-speakers.
The Scottish Parliament – Pàrlamaid na h-Alba – will be taking part in the Gaelic day and you can see our content on Twitter on our corporate account @ScotParl and also on our Gaelic account at @ParlAlba and on the Scottish Parliament’s Facebook page.
If Instagram is more your thing, we’ll also be posting some Gaelic content on our @EducationSP account.
The Scottish Parliament passed the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act back in 2005 and we always try to lead by example at Holyrood and show why Gaelic matters.
We are committed to enhancing the status and visibility of Gaelic in our work and providing opportunities to learn about, and participate in, the work of the Scottish Parliament through the medium of Gaelic.
If you would like to have a go learning a few words and phrases in Gaelic relating to the Parliament, we have a new booklet Abair Beagan – ‘speak a little’ which gives you some simple Gaelic words and phrases and related soundfiles.
You can also learn a little Gaelic while also learning about the Parliament with our Gaelic Word of the Week feature on Soundcloud. Follow @scotparl for weekly updates!
While we are taking part in Gaelic Day on the 21st, you can use your Gaelic with us any time!
Alasdair MacCaluim, Mark Neilly
Gaelic Development Officer