Why Nature is at the Heart of the Scottish Gaelic Language

uTalk’s Scottish Gaelic translator, Iona Macritchie, has grown up using one of the last remaining endangered languages of the British Isles. To mark St Andrew’s Day (Nov 30), she told us all about the dozens of different words Scottish Gaelic has for types of rain, the way the letters of the alphabet are linked to … Read more

Blog: Is a woman always a wife?

It’s International Women’s Day, and what better day to start a debate around the connotations of the word ‘woman’ itself? I recently had a moment’s reflection on what it meant to be called a woman whilst on a trip to Shetland, where I learnt that the word ‘wife’ is used to refer to any woman, … Read more

Languages of the week: Scotland

This week we’re celebrating Scotland, in honour of the Braemar Gathering of the Scottish Highland Games, which took place this weekend. The Braemar Gathering is one of many events that make up the Highland Games from May to September each year. It’s attended by 16,000 people, including members of the Royal Family. Events include tossing the caber, putting … Read more