Gaelic is one of the national languages of Scotland and is most closely associated with the Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands.
Scottish Gaelic (pronounced 'Gah-
Today, Scotland has a minority of Gaelic speaking Gaels -
Many of the old Kings of Scotland were Gaelic speakers, from MacBeth to Braveheart
Robert The Bruce. It was also the ancient language of the Highland Clans (itself
a Gaelic name -
While you may not hear much spoken Gaelic on a visit to Scotland, you will definitely encounter it as Gaelic place names can be found all over Scotland.
Words like Kyle, Inver, Dun, Ben and Loch are all from Gaelic. Bi-
Useful Websites for Gaelic
BBC Scottish Gaelic Digital TV Channel
BBC Scottish Gaelic Radio Station
John Alasdair Macdonald, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-
explore the highlands, discover scotland
Tel: +44(0)7943 863292