Your Parliament, Your #Gaelic, Your Views, says Presiding Officer #gàidhlig


Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and non-Gaelic speakers are all being encouraged to give theirs views to the Scottish Parliament on the future shape of its Gaelic services.

Whether you take the short, three minute online survey about using Holyrood’s Gaelic facilities, or whether you want to submit a formal submission on the Parliament’s next Gaelic Language Plan, the Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh, is urging people to have their say.

Announcing the launch of the online surveys, Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP said:

Gaelic matters.  Whether or not you are Highland-born like me, it is part of who we are and part of Scotland’s rich cultural identity.

The Scottish Parliament recognises Gaelic’s special status and that’s reflected in our laws, and in the Gaelic services we offer people when visiting Holyrood and engaging with the Parliament.

That’s why we are launching two surveys about our Gaelic services – a quick and easy one to tell us briefly what you think, and a more detailed one about our Gaelic Language plan that covers our approach for the next five years.

“Do Phàrlamaid, do chànain, thoir dhuinn do bheachdan.  It’s your Parliament, your Gaelic, tell us your views.”

You can find out more about the formal consultation in English or Gàidhlig

Alasdair

gaidhlig@parliament.scot

Gaelic Word of the Week returns #gàidhlig


Gaelic Word of the Week has now returned after its break during recess.

Gaelic word of the Week is a short weekly feature on Soundcloud aiming at people who would like to learn a little about Gaelic and a little of the language while also learning about the Scottish Parliament.

The first in the new series is Muile – Mull – to tie in with the Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity committee  visiting the Island as part of their consultation on the Islands (Scotland) Bill.

We will be looking at more of Scotland’s islands in Gaelic Word of the Week as work on this bill continues.

Alasdair

gaidhlig@parliament.scot

Dealbhan Naidheachd an t-Saoghail #gàidhlig


Am faca tu taisbeanadh Dealbhan Naidheachd an t-Saoghail 2017 fhathast?

Seo taisbeanadh de na dealbhan naidhead as fhèarr san t-saoghail. Tha e gu bhith sa Phàrlamaid gu 26 Lùnastal.

Bidh Alasdair bho sgioba Gàidhlig na Pàrlamaid a’ bruidhinn ri Cathaidh Bhàn mun taisbeanadh seo air prògram Feasgar air BBC Radio nan Gàidheal an-diugh (10.08.17). Tòisichidh am prògram aig 12.33.

Seo am fios naidheachd againn mun taisbeanadh:

Tha taisbeanadh, a tha an-asgaidh, de dhealbhan-camara gu bhith air a shealltainn aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba san Lùnastal, agus am measg nan ìomhaighean cumhachdach a chithear tha: Usain Bolt a’ dol seachad air an loidhne aig na Geamannan Oilimpigeach ann an Rio ann an 2016; boireannach a’ seasamh gu daingeann aig caismeachd ann an Louisiana, agus i a’ togail fianais an aghaidh oifigearan-poileis a bha air fòirneart a dhèanamh air fireannaich dhubha; agus brat de dhealain-dè monarch a’ còmhdach na talmhainn sa choille ann an Tèarmann Dhealan-dè ann am Meagsago.

Ann an Taisbeanadh Dealbhan-naidheachd an t-Saoghail chithear còrr is 140 de na dealbhan-naidheachd as drùidhtiche, as dùbhlanaiche agus as smaoineachail a chaidh a thogail air feadh na cruinne ann an 2016.

Bidh an taisbeanadh iomraiteach, a bhios ga shealltainn air feadh an t-saoghail, ri fhaicinn aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba bho Dihaoine 4 Lùnastal gu Disathairne 26 Lùnastal 2017, agus tha e an-asgaidh.

Chuir còrr is 5,000 dealbhadair a-steach airson na farpais-dhealbhan bho 125 diofar dhùthchannan, agus iad ag innse sgeulachdan tro na dealbhan-camara aca bho shaoghal an latha an-diugh agus na dealbhan fo dhiofar chinn leithid Naidheachdan ann an Làrach nam Bonn, Naidheachdan Coitcheann, Cùisean Co-aimsireil, Beatha Làitheil, Daoine, Spòrs, Nàdar agus Pròiseactan thar Ùine Fhada.

A’ foillseachadh na naidheachd mun taisbeanadh, thuirt an Leas-Oifigear Riaghlaidh Cairistìona Ghreumach BPA:

“Fiù ’s don fheadhainn againn a tha cumail sùil gheur air na naidheachdan, tha an taisbeanadh air leth seo a’ sealltainn mar as urrainn do dhealbhan-naidheachd sgeulachdan drùidhteach, toinnte agus brosnachail innse a bheir buaidh air an dòigh sa bheil sinn a’ coimhead air agus a’ tuigsinn an t-saoghail.

“Tha sinn beò ann an linn nam meadhanan sòisealta, agus cha robh dealbhan-naidheachd riamh cho cudromach ann a bhith toirt nan naidheachdan thugainn gu luath agus le barrachd buaidhe na meadhan sam bith eile. Tha sin fhathast cho fìor ’s a ghabhas agus tha feadhainn de na dealbhan as làidire a bh’ againn riamh againn am-bliadhna eadar ìomhaighean fìor iomraiteach is dealbhan glè phearsanta.

“Tha sinn a-rithist glè mhoiteil gur i a’ Phàrlamaid an aon àite ann an Alba far am faicear an taisbeanadh seo agus gur sinne an aon Phàrlamaid air an t-saoghal far an tèid an taisbeanadh a shealltainn. Tha mìltean thar mhìltean de dhaoine air tadhal air a’ Phàrlamaid gus coimhead air Taisbeanadh Dealbhan-naidheachd an t-Saoghail ron seo, agus tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith cur fàilte air barrachd luchd-tadhail buileach san Lùnastal gus feadhainn de na dealbhan-naidheachd as fheàrr air an t-saoghal fhaicinn.”

Alasdair