Clì Gàidhlig, 2010. 202 pages.
Produced by Kenneth Lindsay. Edited by Morag MacNeill. llustrations by Cara Bell. Paperback with CD.
This book is not just for Gaelic learners or speakers. Hopefully many others from all over will gain an insight into the language and culture of the Gaels of Scotland through the personal stories told here. The material is not just historically informative but also interesting and amusing.
This was a special project to bring native speakers and learners together. There is a disc within the book which means you can read and listen at the same time, and English translations are printed next to the Gaelic text to enhance understanding.
The book provides an insight into the lives of people with fascinating histories and a variety of careers from crofting to professions, and often a mixture of the two! Many subjects are covered, with some strong opinions arising on education, crofting, war, loss, love and on the Gaelic language itself. Above all, the stories show that Gaelic is a rich, living and working language in the twenty-first century which should be cherished and protected as a vital part of Scotland's culture.