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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scottish Gaelic Road Signs

Road signs in the Highland region of Scotland have now adopted Scottish Gaelic as well as English following a similar move in Wales, where road signs are displayed in both English and Welsh. Thus the sign below on the scenic A82 from Inverness to Glasgow is rendered as Inbhir Nis as well as Inverness.

Road signs in Scottish Gaelic owe much to Sir Iain Andrew Noble, whose pressure for bilingual signage on a road through his land on the Isle of Skye lead to the first Gaelic road sign in Scotland in 1973. Bilingual road signs in Scotland are now commonplace in the Highlands.

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