Gaelic Language & History

Dating back centuries, Gaelic is the founding language of Scotland that is thought to originate from Ireland. It spread its way across the country as the principal Scottish language of the medieval Kingdom of Alba, extending from the Borders to Aberdeenshire, the Highlands and Islands.

Image: Fort William

Image: Traigh Iar Beach Near Horgabost, Isle Of Harris

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Gaelic & Its Origins

Image: NB Distillery, North Berwick

Where is Gaelic Spoken?

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