Tag Archives: Roddy Maclean

Land of Falling Water

‘Eas’ in the Gaelic landscape marks a named waterfall Leugh ann an Gàidhlig There must be thousands of waterfalls cascading off mountains in the Scottish Highlands, most of which are marked on our maps with the simple English label ‘waterfall’. … Continue reading

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Tìr nan Easan ʼs nan Steall

ʼS iomadh eas a chithear air a’ Ghàidhealtachd, agus tha ainmean sònraichte air feadhainn dhiubh. Read in English Feumaidh gu bheil na mìltean de dh’easan ann an Alba mhòr bheanntach an uisge ach mar as trice chan fhaicear air a’ … Continue reading

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Carragheen

Carragheen is a common and widely foraged seaweed in Gaelic Scotland, with a name that tells the forager where it can be found. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig Cairgein (also given as Carraigean) is a special seaweed in a Scottish Gaelic … Continue reading

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Stones of Inverness

Stones with special names and stories – in and around the Highland capital – are among the treasures highlighted in a new book published by NatureScot. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig As the author of the recently published ‘Place-Names of Inverness and … Continue reading

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Clachan Inbhir Nis

Tha clachan le ainmean agus dualchas sònraichte – ann an agus timcheall prìomh bhaile na Gàidhealtachd – am measg nan neamhnaidhean ann an leabhar ùr a chaidh fhoillseachadh le NatureScot. Read in English Mar ùghdar an leabhair ‘Place-Names of Inverness … Continue reading

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Eun a’ Chinn Duibh air a bheil ‘Ceann-fionn’ / The Black-headed ‘White Head’ Bird

Carson a tha na Gàidheil a’ gabhail ‘ceann-fionn’ air eun le ceann dubh? Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ feuchainn ris an gnothach a shoilleireachadh. / Why do Scotland’s Gaels call penguins ‘white-heads’, despite their being black-headed? Roddy Maclean investigates a nomenclatural … Continue reading

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