Conference: Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community

June 30, 2022

International Conference, 29–31 August 2022, Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Soillse is delighted to announce an international sociolinguistics conference on ‘Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community’ which will be held between 29–31 August 2022 at Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

The conference is organised and sponsored by Soillse, University of the Highlands and Islands. Among our speakers are François Grin (University of Geneva), Jane MacLeod (Community Activist), Pàdruig Morrison (Community Activist), Agnes Rennie (Galson Estate Trust), Ùisdean Robertson (Western Isles Council) and Lowri Cunnington Wynn (Aberystwyth University).

Registration is still open and further information is available at the following Evenbrite page: []. The conference programme will be available to view soon.

For further information [] and all queries, please contact

Presentation for North Uist Historical Society

June 27, 2022

A presentation was given to Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist Historical Society) by Iain Caimbeul and Conchúr Ó Giollagáin on the Gaelic Crisis as part of the “Aire Air Sund” project in which CEUT is currently engaged. This was followed by a lively debate with members of the Society. The presentation can be viewed here. It was delivered entirely in Gaelic, with subtitles now available through the CC button on YouTube. These can be auto-translated into multiple languages through the Settings Wheel:

Here is a PDF of the presentation.

The presentation was delivered as the first part of a series of online workshops relating specifically to Gaelic in partnership between CEUT and Island Voices.