Something Old – Something New

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has revived a number of old Gaelic place names, which no longer appear on maps, according to the BBC. Working with Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (the Place Names of Scotland), SNH launched a booklet Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber, was launched at the Royal National Mod in Paisley in Tuesday (15th Oct). The booklet records place names collected from the community in Lochaber, providing an insight into the landscape and its links with people and the Gaelic language through local place name knowledge passed down through the generations. This publication adds to a series which encompasses the islands of Islay and Jura, and Gaelic and Norse in Caithness and Sutherland.  The guides are free and also available online as PDFs.

— Bruce


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