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A message from Dr Merv Davey, Grand Bard - Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

We are grateful to 'Cornish Stuff' for covering the Grand Bard's important announcement. We stand firmly behind his every word.

Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity says Grand Bard of Cornwall

Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales launches election campaign with pledge to defend Wales

Plaid Cymru launched its General election campaign today in the Welsh city of Bangor. The UK General Election is being held on June 8th. Party Leader Leanne Wood told activists that Labour is too "weak and divided" to stand up for Wales. She went on to say that the prospect of more Plaid Cymru MPs in Westminster offers Wales a "ray of hope" with the party determined to do everything within its power to prevent Wales from being sidelined and forgotten.

Condemnation as scallop dredger wrecks rare flame shell reef off the west coast of Scotland

A rare flame shell reef off the west coast of Scotland has been 'devastated' by a scallop dredger. The Loch Carron reef near Plockton (Scottish Gaelic:Am Ploc) was intensively dredged on two occasions in an act of devastation that could take decades to recover.  Flame shells live hidden on the seabed inside nests built from shells, stones and other materials around them. Many hundreds of these nests can combine to form a dense bed, raising and stabilising the seabed. This then attracts many other creatures.

Druids of Edinburgh - The Beltane Fire Festival 2017

The Beltane Fire Festival to be held at Edinburgh’s Calton Hill on April 30 – May 1, 2017 is the premier event celebrating the Celtic Festival of Beltane. The international prestige of Beltane Fire festival grows stronger every year.  The Beltane Fire festival was first held in 1988 and has developed its own traditions built on the legacy of 2,500 years of Beltane observances. The Beltane Fire Society is a Community Arts Performance Charity that hosts the Beltane Fire Festival as well as Halloween's Samhuinn (Samhain) Fire Festival.

The destructive power of the super trawler

News from the Celtic League:

I have documented at length the impact of industrial fishing from Senegal in West Africa to Scandinavia.

Large trawlers literally vacuum the fish sticks in these areas and some of them have the capacity to process hundreds of tonnes of fish per day – they are in effect floating factories.

Scots Gaelic Gets Major Boost in Funding – Celtic Heartland of Cape Breton to Benefit

Scots Gaelic is getting another shot of Government funding.  Earlier this month Scotland’s Bòrd na Gàidhlig, established as a public body by the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 to promote the use of Scottish Gaelic, awarded funding of £150,000 towards the £7 million already received through the Scottish Government for a Gaelic Culture and Language centre in Dalabrog (Daliburgh), South Uist in Scotland’s Gaelic speaking Hebrides.

Decades old tragedy comes back to haunt the French navy

News from the Celtic League:

“Trente ans après le naufrage du chalutier La Jonque, qui avait entraîné la mort de cinq personnes, un homme embarqué à l’époque à bord du sous-marin Le Tonnant vient de fournir un témoignage qui devrait relancer l’enquête.”

For over three decades via our Celtic League Military Monitoring programme we logged suspicious losses of motor fishing vessels in areas where submarines were active during the cold war.

The issue of joint-authority or sovereignty between Ireland and the United Kingdom over the UK-administered Six Counties

An Sionnach Fionn or “The White Fox” is an informative independent media website, not affiliated with any political party or organisation. It features Irish Republican commentary on national and international news, politics, history and culture. This article taken from that website looks at recent speculation about the possibility of establishing joint-authority or sovereignty between Ireland and the United Kingdom over the UK-administered Six Counties. A link to the article and the An Sionnach Fionn website is at the foot of this page:

Scottish SPCA rescue leverets

Four baby hares have been rescued by Scottish SPCA (Scotland's Animal Welfare Charity) from a garden in Kelso (Scottish Gaelic: Cealsaidh) a market town in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. A hare that is less than one year old is called a leveret and the ones found were about a week-old. Hares bear their young in a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass called a form.

A promise of magic at Orkney Folk Festival 25 - 28 May 2017

Orkney Folk Festival takes place on 25 - 28 May 2017. There can be few more wonderful locations for a Festival than Orkney. Orkney (Scottish Gaelic: Arcaibh. Norse: Orkneyjar) is an archipelago situated off the north coast of Scotland. Orkney is made up of approximately 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited and the largest island is Mainland. The largest settlement and administrative centre is Kirkwall. Orkney is a place of great beauty that has been inhabited since Mesolithic times.

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