Sunday, 6 January 2013

Kilbeg Highland Village: Gaelic never part of their remit


3 millean not airson - dè?

Iconic? Wonderful news for Skye?

"Sabhal Mòr Ostaig makes an important contribution to the area beyond its obvious tuition and promotion of Gaelic. This funding will help create new opportunities for the college and secure its future and to extend its education, cultural and economic role ..."
- Alasdair Allan

"This is wonderful news for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and indeed for Skye, and we are
most grateful to the Scottish Government for recognising the potential of the Kilbeg project ..."
- Sheriff Roddy John MacLeod

"This most welcome news caps an extraordinary year for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, one in which the College acquired almost 40 acres of land from the Clan Donald Lands Trust thus enabling future extension of its role as the National Centre for Gaelic and agent of linguistic, cultural and economic regeneration locally and nationally".  
- Prof Boyd Robertson

"But if 75 [sic - it's more!] houses go up, with no Gaelic spoken in the vast majority of them, will that not leave the language even more marginalised in the college and surrounding area than it is already?"
- Gilleasbuig Aotrom, at public meeting* in August 2010.

"Marginalised? How? No, I'm quite clear about this, Gaelic was never part of our remit". 
- Steve Nelson, head of the planning steering group for Kilbeg new village, reply to G.A. at same public meeting.

*Faic: An t-Albannach Lùnasdal 2010



  1. Mar as trice, chan eil cànan na phàirt de remit ailtire sam bith.

  2. Chan eil shìos mun t-Sabhal Mhòr, co dhiùbh!

  3. Tha seo 'na chùis eagail ged nach eil e 'na iongnadh.