Gaelic furry friends! #gàidhlig

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Today (Monday 29 May) the Holyrood Dog of the Year contest is taking place which brings together politicians and their pooches to promote responsible dog ownership. For this reason, this week’s Gaelic Word of the Week is cù – dog – not to be confused with the Scots word coo which means cow! This week we also look at the wide range of Gaelic expressions containing dogs and in dogs in Gaelic folklore.

Here are some lovely dogs belonging to Scottish Parliament staff! Top: Isla who belongs to Susan from the Education team,  bottom left, Paddy who belongs to Ewan from the Outreach team, bottom middle, Jim who belongs to Lynn from the FM team and bottom right, Rey who belongs to Cara from the Education team.


Listen to our Gaelic Word of the Week cù – dog