Alba: Misneachd protest as Gaelic ‘airbrushed’ from history

News from Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:

Christopher Lewin has this report about a recent protest by the Scottish group Misneachd at the National Museum of Scotland:

“I was present at a protest outside the National Museum of Scotland last month concerning the lack of Gaelic in a new exhibition about the Jacobites.

The demonstration was organised by the group Misneachd, which is an offshoot of the Irish organisation which was the topic of my last article.

More than sixty people took part in the march to the museum, including well-known professors and lecturers and parents and children from the Gaelic-medium primary school in Edinburgh. They sang Jacobite songs in Gaelic.

The museum said that the exhibition ’Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites’ is not bilingual because they are telling a ’European’ narrative, rather than a story that concerns Gaelic.

We were certainly not impressed by this excuse.”

Link to full article in Manx and English here:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm…

BERNARD MOFFATT

07/07/17

 

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