Gaeldom and the Western District


Scotland's Gaelic-speakers are not very numerous--according to the latest publication of the Gaelic Television Committee they number about 82,000, all of them bi-lingual--but they are very well catered for, both in broadcasting and publishing. The principal publishers of new Gaelic writing are Acair ['anchor'] of Stornoway and Gairm ('cockcrow', 'proclamation'] of Glasgow. Each firm publishes some fiction in familiar genres, such as tales of adventure, espionage and detection, and romances of the past and future.

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Published 1 October 1993 in Volume 16 No. 2. Subjects: Gaelic, Language, Migrant experiences, Scottish people, Social injustice, Randolph Stow.

Cite as: Stow, Randolph. ‘Gaeldom and the Western District.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, 1993, doi: 10.20314/als.12180fb147.