Scottish Parliament launches Gaelic blog

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WITH the next session of the Scottish Parliament underway, the Gaelic community have a new opportunity to follow what is happening through the Parliament’s first Gaelic blog: Blog Pàrlamaid na h-Alba.

Commenting, Alasdair MacCaluim, Gaelic Development Officer, said: “The Gaelic community have taken to the social media very enthusiastically.

“Our new blog will provide a source of information about parliamentary business and about current opportunities to participate in the work of the Parliament in Gaelic. We’ll keep the language really simple so that Gaelic learners can follow what’s going on at Holyrood as well as Gaelic speakers.”Though the blog, Gaelic speakers and learners will be able to follow the progress of the new parliamentary session, including the election of the First Minister and Scottish Ministers.

And according to Rosemary Everett, Head of Education and Community Partnerships: “The new blog will make information available in an accessible and bite-sized form to let people know what’s happening in the Parliament and to direct them to further information if they want to know more.

“We anticipate that Gaelic speakers and learners will find it useful for keeping up to date and for exploring the many ways in which they can engage with the Parliament and its work in Gaelic.”

Blog Pàrlamaid na h-Alba can be found at http://parlamaidalba.wordpress.com/.