Letter To Gaelic Learners

Letter To Gaelic Learners

Informative, educational and interesting. A special programme, in the form of a 'letter', specifically aimed at Gaelic learners who already have some knowledge of the language.

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  • Letter 18 Apr 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 770

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Do you know the story of The Crafty Lad and the Drover? People were fed up of the Crafty Lad. They put him in a barrel. They were going to throw it down a steep slope. But there was a pub on the way. They went in for a dram. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 11 Apr 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 769

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    I was telling you about Fairybridge (‘the ford of the three burns’) in the north of Skye. In the Nineteenth Century, at the time of the Disruption of the Church, there were enormous religious meetings there. Thousands attended. Forty years later, the crofters were meeting in the same place. This time was during the land struggle. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 04 Mar 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    On the Isle of Skye, between Dunvegan and Edinbane, there is a bridge called The Fairy Bridge. Some people thought that horses would see the fairies dancing beside the bridge. In the book Skye: The Island and its Legends, Otta Swire tells us about her grandfather, John Robertson of Orbost. John reported that horses were scared of the bridge. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 28 Mar 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 767

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    There was, and is, a lighthouse on Skerryvore near Tiree. Despite that, however, there were occasional maritime accidents in those waters. The accident of the Cairnsmuir was in 1885. It was rather like the famous accident of the Politician near Eriskay. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 21 Mar 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 766

    Fri, 21 Mar 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    There is an amazing lighthouse on the Skerryvore near Tiree. It’s the highest one in Scotland, at a height of 48 metres. The Skerryvore is about twelve miles from Tiree and fifty miles from the mainland. Before there was a lighthouse on it, it was a great danger to shipping. Find out about the family who built the lighthouse in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 14 Mar 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 765

    Fri, 14 Mar 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ruairidh continues with part two of Fear nan Cluasan Eich, a story from Wales. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 07 Mar 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 764

    Fri, 7 Mar 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ruairidh likes North Wales. The country is beautiful. And, like the people of the Gaidhealtachd, the people are very keen on stories. Ruairidh is going to tell us a story from Wales this week. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 28 Feb 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 763

    Fri, 28 Feb 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    William MacTaggart, the famous painter, often returned to Kintyre. Sometimes he went out in a boat, fishing. One time, in August 1889, he was in danger of losing his life. Find out more about this dramatic event in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 21 Feb 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 762

    Fri, 21 Feb 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    The work of the artist, the late William MacTaggart from Kintyre, reminds Ruairidh of when he was young in Applecross on holiday. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 14 Feb 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 761

    Fri, 14 Feb 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ruairidh continues his tale about the death of a policeman at the end of the Nineteenth Century. It was near Abernethy in Strathspey. There were two officers – John MacNiven and Thomas King. They wanted to collect money from Allan Macallum. Find out more in this week’s letter.

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