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  An Economic, Cultural and Social Impact Study

Gaelic Nova Scotia: An Economic, Cultural and Social Impact Study

This report, prepared for the Nova Scotia Museum by Dr. Michael Kennedy, PhD., was presented in November 2002. It goes into the history of the Gael from the time of the ancient Celts to the present day. It tracks Gaelic activities in the province, coming to the conclusion there is a direct economic impact of $23-million annually.

This 327-page report is available to the public. It can be viewed at; you can also purchase a copy of the report from the Nova Scotia Museum.

Gaelic in the New Scotland: Politics, Rhetoric and Public Discourse

This report was compiled by Wilson McLeod, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland, in the summer of 2001. It examines the Gaelic language in relation to the new political context in Scotland, created by the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Wilson states that although Gaelic is benefiting from unprecedented promotion and development, a strong anti-Gaelic ignorance and antipathy remains. The report offers an overview of programs created since the mid-1980s, as well as a detailed analysis of the complicated relationships shaping Gaelic development in Scotland.

Getting to know Gaelic
Cha'n fheum an ti a shealbhaicheas an toradh am blàth a mhilleadh.

He who would enjoy the fruit must not spoil the blossom.
Getting to know Gaelic
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