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Glasgow’s Gaelic Place-names

Written by Alasdair C. Whyte , Katherine Forsyth , Simon Taylor

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ISBN: 9781788856492
Published: 21 Sep 2023
Format: E-Book
Extent: 192
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
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About the Book

It is time to bin – once and for all – the nonsense that Gaelic was never spoken in Glasgow. In fact, Glasgow's place-names tell us that Gaelic has been spoken in Glasgow for around a thousand years. Showcasing new research from the University of Glasgow, this illustrated guide to Glasgow's Gaelic namescape reveals how place-names are a key to unlocking Glasgow's hidden past and takes the reader on a journey of discovery the length and breadth of this great modern city – from Yoker in the west to Daldowie in the east, via Boclair, Carmunnock and many other places in between.

The truth about Glasgow's past, present and future dispels myths and throws up countless surprises about Glasgow's deep Gaelic roots.

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