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NewsBot
20-Aug-10, 04:50
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Gazetteer of Gaelic Place-Names Goes Online

A new online gazetteer providing a single authoritative source of information on Gaelic place-names was launched today (19 August 2010) at The Highland Council's Gaelic Committee. The National Gazetteer of Gaelic Place-names is the culmination of 10 years of research by Ainmean-ite na h-Alba (AA), the national advisory partnership to research and establish Gaelic place-names. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=1803)]

spurtle
20-Aug-10, 23:36
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Gazetteer of Gaelic Place-Names Goes Online

A new online gazetteer providing a single authoritative source of information on Gaelic place-names was launched today (19 August 2010) at The Highland Council's Gaelic Committee. The National Gazetteer of Gaelic Place-names is the culmination of 10 years of research by Ainmean-ite na h-Alba (AA), the national advisory partnership to research and establish Gaelic place-names. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=1803)]

How many people are employed cooking up this nonsense - in times of austerity we can surely do some heavy pruning starting with .
Gaelic signs all over UIg - whit!!

wavy davy
21-Aug-10, 20:15
'Our aim is to establish an on-line resource,accessible to all, as a central point for
preserving and promoting Gaelic placenames. It will be an invaluable educational
tool and a treasure trove for Scotlands historical, environmental and linguistic
heritage.'

There are Gaelic translations for Gowrie Place, Grant Street, Green Road, Harrow Hill, Lovers Lane, Miller Avenue (just a random half dozen).

Gaelic placenames?? Treasure trove?? Taxpayer's money being chucked at a minority self interest group more like.