(Not So) Fun Fact: The Banning of Scottish Gaelic

Fun facts about Scotland

Scottish Gaelic was shoved to the side by the House of Stuart in favor of English over the years. King James VI (I of England) of Scotland made English way more important as Gaelic was closely associated with Catholicism. After the Jacobite rebellion, Scottish Gaelic nearly became extinct.

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  1. Christine says:

    Interesting, we could all have been speaking Gaelic depending how that worked out.

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  2. Ananka says:

    They still teach it in some schools over here but it is more up north than central region, where I am. And no, I can’t speak it!

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  3. The language of the people, not of the ruling class.

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