Mudcat Café message #3051421 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134129   Message #3051421
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
12-Dec-10 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
Subject: RE: Scottish Trad. Awards on T.V.
I know that this thread has drifted but I would like to make a few comments on the secondary discussion.
Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island, where I live, is the only place remaining in Canada where you are likely find Scottish Gaelic spoken in the home environment. Almost all of the fluent speakers who had it as a mother tongue are in their senior years and their numbers are rapidly diminishing due to the ravishes of time. However on a brighter note there is considerable effort to teach it in the schools and there are many community groups of adults actively learning it as well. Gaelic is far from dead here and the culture and the music flourish.
That being said and returning to the main discussion it would be helpful indeed if BBC stopped blocking programs such as this from our view!