MP describes funding cut as ‘cultural vandalism’

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has called on the Secretary of State for Scotland to reverse the decision to cut £1M funding from Gaelic TV.

Mr MacNeil said: “The announcement that the UK Government is cutting all the funding it gives to Gaelic TV is staggering and it again highlights how out of touch Westminster is and unconcerned about Scotland.

“At the same time as it has engaged in cultural vandalism in Scotland, the Tory Government is giving £150 million to museums in London.

“I am writing to the Secretary of State, David Mundell – this decision must be reversed, our oldest national and Celtic language must be supported.”