Welcome Support for Scottish Gaelic Online Language Resource

Scotland’s government has given funding of £2m for an online Gaelic dictionary. Source material for a digital archive containing 30 million words has already started.

Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI,Skye’s Gaelic language centre, is managing the project called Faclair na Gaidhlig. It will be in partnership with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Edinburgh universities. Bord na Gaidhlig the Gaelic national body has been supporting the work for a number of years with contributions of £75,000 per year.

As reported by the BBC Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed the new funding package and said “We’re committed to working with a range of other public bodies to create a secure future for the Gaelic language”.