Thursday, April 24, 2014

New name sparks flap

HALIFAX—The vice-president of the Nova Scotia Gaelic Council says most of the group’s members are offended by a recent decision to change the name of Cape Breton’s Gaelic College to the Royal Gaelic College.
Tonya Lundrigan-Fry said the addition of the royal moniker is offensive to many because it ignores the fact most of the Gaelic-speaking migrants from Scotland who moved to Nova Scotia in the late 1700s were forced out of the Highlands in the years following a decisive battle with the English.

Lundrigan-Fry said there was no consultation about the name change.

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