National Library of Scotland puts more Gaelic material online


18 October 2016
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The National Library of Scotland has put hundreds of historic items relating to An Comunn Gàidhealach (Royal National Mod) onto its website for researchers to explore.

The National Library of Scotland has put hundreds of historic items relating to An Comunn Gàidhealach (Royal National Mod) onto its website for researchers to explore.

The Library is digitising An Comunn’s publications including all the Mòd programmes it has in its collection. It will allow people to search for names of competitors in years gone by while also discovering more about the development of the Mòd and other An Comunn activities. The material is available on the library's website.

It continues the Library’s commitment to Gaelic which has seen more than 1,200 Gaelic books, papers and documents made available online via its website in the past few years. Last week the Library also announced a new partnership with the website Wikipedia to recruit a Gaelic speaker to help develop Uicipeid, the online Gaelic Wikipedia.

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Appeal for material

The National Library is also hoping to enrich its Gaelic collection by appealing to everyone at the Mòd to consider contributing any publications or material they may have at home. “We don’t have many Mòd programmes from before 1966,” said a Library spokesperson “and it would be great to fill in this and other gaps in our collection. We would be keen to hear from anyone who can help add to the national collection.”

If you can help, contact the Library by e-mail.