The Language Room has been providing Scottish Gaelic language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services for close to ten years. As we are based in Linlithgow, a tiny town in the heart of Scotland, we work with Scottish Gaelic very often. Thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists, we make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need.
What services do we offer in Scottish Gaelic?
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Facts about Scottish Gaelic language
- Scottish Gaelic should not be confused with the Scots language, a Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster, sometimes called Lowland Scots to highlight the distinction. An extract from The New Testament in Scots: “This is the storie o the birth o Jesus Christ. His mither Mary wis trystit til Joseph, but afore they war mairriet she wis fund tae be wi bairn bi the Halie Spírit.”
- According to the 2011 census of Scotland, there were 57,375 speakers of Gaelic at that time, i.e. 1.1% of the population aged over three years old, mainly in the Outer Hebrides. Despite a decline of Gaelic speakers in recent years, revival efforts are in place and the number of people under 20 who speak the language has increased.
- Beyond Scotland, a group of dialects collectively known as Canadian Gaelic are spoken in parts of Atlantic Canada, mainly Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. According to the 2011 census, there were 7,195 total speakers of “Gaelic languages” in Canada, with responses mainly referring to Scottish Gaelic.
- Scottish Gaelic suffered particularly as Highlanders and their traditions were persecuted after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, and during the Highland Clearances, the forced displacement of a large number of people from traditional land tenancies in the Scottish Highlands during the 18th and 19th centuries.