Council Approves Cornish Language Plan

November 5, 2015

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE Lys Kernow (Cornwall Council) has approved a proposed Cornish language Plan, which will involve Council staff being trained to use the Cornish language in their job roles and using the language in official documents. Portfolio Holder for Culture, Julian

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The Police Report – Compiled 2007/8

October 18, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Following today’s announcement of the language initiative for Police Scotland I thought I would republish the Police Report compiled in 2007/8 by the General Secretary into language attitudes in all the Police Services in the Celtic countries: “THE

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Alba: Major Language Initiative for Police Scotland

October 18, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The news today from Scotland that there is to be a major initiative to increase the use and profile of Gàidhlig (Gaelic) in both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (see link): As usual this is

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Language Rights Charter: France in the ‘Naughty Corner’ With Russia!

October 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The decision by the French Senate to once again refuse to ratify the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages once again brings the Charter designed to protect the linguistic and cultural rights of minorities in Nation States

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“Malign influence” of English ‘Royal’ Line should not be honoured

January 15, 2014

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The General Secretary (GS) of the Celtic League has written to Colaisde na Gàidhlig (Caelic College) of Cape Breton expressing his concern about accepting the ‘Royal’ designation from the Queen of England in a new name for the College.

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Irish Language Commissioner Resigns

December 10, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin resigned last week from his position after almost ten years, because of what he called the Irish government’s “hypocrisy” in dealing with the Irish language. The Coimisinéir Teanga, whose role it is

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Lack of Gaelic a ‘Missed Opportunity’ Police Chief Told

August 16, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The General Secretary has written to the Chief Constable of the new unified national Police Scotland force that was formed on 1 April 2013 through the merger of eight territorial police forces. The new force – Police Service of

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Six Year Old ‘Disappointed’ by Sainsburys Lack of Bilingual Checkout Tills

August 15, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE A six year old girl from Rhyl in Wales was so disappointed that her local Sainsbury supermarket store did not have a Welsh language option on its self-service checkouts that she decided to make a complaint. Mari, whose father

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Met Office Celtic language Options to be Made More Accessible

March 21, 2011

MET OFFICE CELTIC LANGUAGE OPTIONS TO BE MADE MORE ACCESSIBLE The UK Meteorological Office (Met Office) has responded to concerns raised by the Celtic League about lack of clarity over where the Welsh and Gaelic language forecasts are available on their `Invent’ weather

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League Welcome MET Office Language Service

February 17, 2011

“The Met Office is providing opportunities for Gaelic speakers and learners to use the language in everyday life, and such efforts are at the heart of growing the number of people using Gaelic.” This was the message from the Minister of Gaelic Affairs

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