Dùn Èideann a’ Feitheamh (from ANA Spring 2013)

For our next reprint, Alison Lang looks back to when Edinburgh was eagerly awaiting improvements for Gaelic, such as the opening of the new Gaelic Primary School, and possible improvements for Scotland, as the vote on Scottish independence was coming up. This is a timely reprint, as Alison’s article in the just-released March 2015 issue provides an update, especially on the latter.

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A’ Tilleadh a Thiriodh (from ANA Summer 2013)

For our first reprint of 2015 from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, we get a glimpse into how busy Rhoda Meek has been since moving back to her family’s croft on Tiree…

“On a bha mi beag bìodach, b’ e mo mhiann fuireach ann an Tiriodh. Rugadh agus thogadh mi ann an Dùn Èideann. Chaidh mi tro Fhoghlam Gàidhlig ann an Dùn Èideann agus ann an Obair Dheathain, a’ fàgail na sgoile fileanta sa Ghàidhlig. …”
“Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to live in Tiree. I was born and brought up in Edinburgh. I went through Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, leaving school fluent in Gaelic. …”

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http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_6_Meek_2013-2.pdf

Gàidhlig on the Go. uTalk ( from ANA Winter 2012)

In our fifth reprint from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, Rudy Ramsey reviewed u-Talk Scottish Gaelic — a learning aid for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

uTalk Scottish Gaelic is another iPhone app that’s worth a look. This is a vocabulary practice app, but it’s more motivating than the usual flash-card approach.uTalk starts with a Word Practice mode, in which it presents a series of words or phrases with both the Gaelic and the English in writing, a picture of the object or situation, and an audio of the spoken Gaelic…

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_5_GotG_2012-4.pdf

Cha Bu Mhiste Sinn Leabhar Na Trì (ANA Winter 2013)

In our fourth reprint, Cam MacRae talks about Graphic Novels.

A bheil sibh measail air nobhailean grafaigeach? Nuair a thòisich leabhraichean grafaigeach a’ nochdadh air sgeilpichean an leabharlainn anns an robh mi ag obair mu dheich bliadhna air ais, cha robh ùidh agam annta idir. Uill, bha mi air Maus a leughadh, gu cinnteach, ach bha an còrr airson na cloinne, nach robh? O, bha gu dearbh, ach feumaidh mi aideachadh gun do leugh mi Asterix the Gaul, cuideachd.
Abair dòigh eachdraidh ionnsachadh! …

Are you a fan of graphic novels? When graphic books began to appear on the shelves of the library where I worked about ten years ago, I wasn’t too interested in them. Well, I had read Maus of course, but the others were for children, weren’t they? Sure, but I must admit that I read Asterix the Gaul too. What a way to learn history! …

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_4_Cam_2013-1.pdf

Recipe: Herring in Oatmeal (from ANA Fall 2012)

For the third of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, we bring you a recipe to prepare a rather tasty meal – Herring in Oatmeal

Herring are the “silver darlings” that sustained the Scottish fishing industry for over a century, and this very traditional recipe pairs
this nutritious fish with that other Scottish staple, oatmeal.
In Scotland, coarse oatmeal would be used, but small-flake rolled oats should work just as well. If you can’t get fresh herring, mackerel is a good substitute.

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_3_Herring_2012-3.pdf