John Swinney: No place for hostility towards Gaelic in Scotland
John Swinney has declared that there is no place in Scotland for hostility towards the Gaelic language, after being “horrified” by the negative response to a recent funding announcement.
The Deputy First Minister pledged to help increase the number of Gaelic speakers during keynote speech at the Royal National Mòd in Stornoway today, and also announced £700,000 of extra government funding for Glasgow’s two Gaelic schools.
But he had clearly been stung by an anti-Gaelic backlash, mainly on social media, to “modest funding” award of £33,000 last month to a group which offers Gaelic support to... read more
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