Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by jake – 12:08:00 on 2010-05-06 This is the official blog of Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) (Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland) which is the national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland. Here you’ll find thoughts on bilingual signage, Scottish place-names, Gaelic, Pictish, Scots, old maps and manuscripts, landscape and anything else which crops up in… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by eilidh – 13:02:33 on 2013-10-15 Thèid iùl ùr mu ainmean-àite Loch Abar a chur air bhog aig a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail an-diugh Dimàirt 15 Dàmhair 2013. Chaidh an leabhran dà-chànanach, A’ Ghàidhlig air Aghaidh na Tìre: Garbh-Chrìochan Loch Abar a chur ri chèile le Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba (SNH) agus Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA).… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by michelle – 15:32:46 on 2013-08-14 Le Eilidh Mar a bhios fios aig a mhor chuid agaibh, tha cò-là-breith air leth sònraichte aig Runrig am bliadhna, ’s iad a’ comharrachadh 40 Bliadhna! Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig cuideachd a’ comharrachadh 40 bliadhna, thug Runrig fiathachadh do Shabhal Mòr Ostaig a bhith an lathair aig a’ phàrtaidh… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by jake – 13:05:35 on 2012-10-25 Last Saturday myself (Jake King) and Rob Tìgeir held a ‘Place-Names Day’ on Jura. We got some large maps on Jura and asked locals come by Craighouse Community Hall to talk to us about place-names in return for tea and cake. We had some very large maps of Jura,… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by jake – 13:49:37 on 2012-09-10 I recently came across a reference to a place considered the Middle of Scotland and I thought it would be interesting to catalogue all the different places considered to be the ‘Centre of Scotland’. Perthshire is of course considered the centre of Scotland, and within this there is Kiltyrie:… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by michelle – 12:31:19 on 2012-06-28 Bòrd na Gàidhlig have published Plana Cànain Nàiseanta Gàidhlig 2012 -2017: Fàs & Feabhas. The plan can be downloaded from the Bòrd na Gàidhlig website (see our links page) or from the AÀA Facebook page. The plan builds on the first national plan for Gaelic and sets out aims… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by michelle – 15:04:22 on 2012-03-20 Calling all place-name enthusiasts in the vicinity of Oban ~ An t-Òban, AÀA project partners the Scottish Place-Name Society will be holding their Spring Conference next Saturday, 5 May at the Oban Bay Hotel. As always this promises to be a stimulating day with presentations from experts on a… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by michelle – 14:13:16 on 2012-02-01 The 1st of February is the pagan festival of Imbolc and the Christian feast of St. Brigid (Bride/Brìde/Brìghde), one of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Brigid was a fifth century Christian mystic, prophetess and healer. She founded several monastic settlements, principally in County Kildare. As with other ‘saints’… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by jake – 10:08:34 on 2011-12-15 One of the things we like doing when we’re out an about is photographing Gaelic place-names on signs. This can be very useful when we’re asked to check or research a place-name, as a means of checking what’s already up on a sign. This map on Flickr.com displays nearly… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog

by michelle – 16:08:36 on 2011-11-11 Calum Cille/Colmcille or Columba was an Irish saint, born in County Donegal in the North-west of Ireland in 521. Colmcille studied under St. Finian at Clonard Abbey and eventually became a priest. It is said that he became embroiled in a quarrel over a copied manuscript, which Calum Cille… Continue reading Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Blog