A Trip to Edinburgh for a Gaelic Debate: An Honest Appraisal

The politics of business in an emerging local Gaelic economy

Scotland's Gaelic Marketplace

Understanding that politics and legislation underpins much of what people and businesses do in life, I felt it important to go to Edinburgh and be part of the first Gaelic debate of 2015 that took place in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament – albeit from the Public Gallery.

If the Gaelic marketplace in Glasgow is going to develop and grow then I want to know if there is acknowledgment and support from those that make the laws which affect us so much.

Also watching the debate from the public gallery was a representative of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, two parliament employees, and up to a dozen visitors who popped in to listen for a few minutes (the Gaelic language being spoken was not accessible to visitors who came to sit in the Public Gallery to listen which surprised me – headsets should have been provided). At any one time I would say…

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