Galloway and Carrick form the south-western corner of Scotland. Though cut of by the Lowlands and the sea from the rest of the Gaelic-speaking world, the area has a proud Gaelic past. In this mould-breaking book, ten scholars pool their research to answer some key questions. When was Gaelic spoken here? Where did it last longest? What was it like?What do we know of the people who spoke it? A startling new consensus emerges.