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GUEST,Tommy Fairwell to Scots Gaelic? (48) RE: BS: Fairwell to Scots Gaelic? 21 Feb 03


I believe that some people in Scotland are actually relieved with the census results as they show that the decrease in the number of Gaelgeoiri is not as sharp as it was a number of years ago.
I can't remember the figures exactly but the decline of speakers in the ten years between 1981-1991 was a good few thousand higher than the difference between the 1991 and 2001 figures.
This shows that the tide might be turning. Alot of this is probably due to the increase of non-native speakers in other parts of the country, such as Glasgow.
The same thing is happening here in Ireland, (parts of Belfast almost a sort of Gaeltacht) and i say that it's all going to continue.

Gaeilge (an dá chineál, ár ndoigh) abú!


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