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MSP Allan calls time on ‘idle abuse’ of Gaelic

IT IS time for an end to the ‘idle abuse’ of Gaelic, which Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan says is still heard in parts of the media and Scottish society.

Dr Allan made his remarks during a speech last week in parliament, saying such remarks are out of step with the widespread and cross-party support that exists for the language.

Dr Allan was speaking for the Scottish Government in a debate welcoming the launch of the new National Gaelic Language Plan by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. The islands’ MSP spoke in Gaelic throughout the debate, as did a number of other members.

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