Language and Politics

Colmcille has supported the Queens University in Belfast on a series of Symposia on Language and Politics. These have provided an effective forum for debate on language for both Scottish and Irish Gaelic communities.

The symposium is not about education in or through the regional languages of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland but have been more about taking a critical look at initiatives and practices that are in place or could be in place which affect policies and attitudes towards Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Scots / Ulster-Scots, and to offer a platform for discussion which could lead to some clear outcomes and ways forward for future policy and practice.