Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Tag Archives: Skye

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy dies

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  Charles Kennedy, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats has died aged 55. Kennedy, who won the seat of Ross, Cromarty and Skye for the SDP in 1983, held the constituency for 32 years before losing to the SNP in last month’s General Election. Kennedy was, during his time in parliament, a vocal advocate for LGBT equality. In 1988, ...

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A Gay Gael: A review of the first gay poetry collection in Gaelic

Deo - Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s debut collection of poetry (Deò) is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least that this distinctively contemporary work is written in the ancient language of Scottish Gaelic (usefully, with English translations). Gaelic is a deeply poetic language, lending itself to dramatic emotional expressions, but it is also limited and – indeed – limiting. Mac an ...

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