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Thread #134129   Message #3048805
Posted By: Will Fly
08-Dec-10 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
Subject: RE: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
Thanks for the detail on Gaelic speakers in Scotland, Allan. I was aware that the 90,000 figure I quoted was 20 years out-of-date, but had assumed, probably wrongly, that the steady rise from 1980 would continue. Obviously not.

The point remains the same, of course - that media showcasing of a language, music, etc., doesn't necessarily mean that the language, the music or the etc. represents a major part of a nation's cultural style. Still, full marks to Alba for making the music available to a wider audience.