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College students College students from James Watt College, Greenock, discuss their pride in being Scottish - and why they think Gaelic should be taught in schools.

Scott Haley, Andrew Burke, Ronnie Eskdale, Jamie Reilly,

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Relationship of interviewees: Course-mates

Where: Greenock, Inverclyde

Language of interview: Scots
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The group object to the fact that Sweet Sixteen (a film which was set in Greenock, Scotland) was subtitled for audiences in England and the USA. They are annoyed that programmes like Still Game and Chewin' the Fat (comedy performed in Scots) aren't shown on national television.

Voice clip 2
The group express a desire for Gaelic to be taught in Scottish schools and for more people to speak it in Scotland.

More clips from this interview

Andrew Burke
Andrew describes the female version of the 'Ned' - a 'Nedette' who sports a tracksuit, trainers, bracelets and chunky earrings.

Jamie Reilly
Jamie discusses different codes of behaviour and language in various parts of Scotland. In Rosneath, young people are expected to look a certain way, he says.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: The group described themselves as 'neds', meaning young people who subscribe to a distinctive Scottish fashion and behaviour code. We met in a recording studio in James Watt College. None of the contributors were particularly vocal, although Jamie was more forthcoming than the others. The group were quiet throughout but felt most comfortable discussing street/gang culture and fashion.

Recorded by: Claire White, Radio Scotland

Date of interview: 2005/03/17



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