In a short statement the Gaelic learners’ association Clì Gàidhlig says it is to fold. The statement reads:
At the group’s annual meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday 12th November, members voted to support a special resolution to dissolve Clì.
“It is with sadness that the management committee have made this recommendation to members, because of the lack of finance arising from Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s decisions to withhold funding from us.
“I would like to thank those who worked for Clì over the years, and those who were members. They did so much for the cause of Gaelic and Gaelic learners.”
It is unclear why funding was not forthcoming it may be to do with the more austere times we live in if so it’s a worrying indicator of other Celtic language bodies which depend on funding from the various governments.
It is also a clear sign that National political and language bodies need to work closely to ensure our national languages and culture are protected.
Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch
Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.