Clì Gàidhlig

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Clì Gàidhlig
TypeNon-governmental organization
Legal statusCharity
PurposePromotion of Scottish Gaelic
Coordinates57°28′46″N 4°13′27″W / 57.47944°N 4.22417°W / 57.47944; -4.22417
Pam Talbot
DJ MacIntyre
Main organ
board of directors

Clì Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʰliː ˈkaːlɪkʲ]), founded in 1984 as Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh[1] ([ˈkʰomən̪ˠ ə l̪ˠuxˈkʲũːn̪ˠs̪əxɪ]; "the Learners' Society"), is an organisation based in Inverness which seeks to support learners of the Scottish Gaelic language and has campaigned actively to promote the language.

Clì organises classes ranging from "coffee mornings" and one-day conversation courses to Ùlpan and grammar courses throughout Scotland.[2][3] It also produces materials for learners, including the quarterly magazine Cothrom (the name means "a chance" in Gaelic).

Clì was also mentioned in news as lobbying to make the BBC Alba TV channel available on Freeview.[4] One of its members is Alasdair Allan, MSP, currently the Scottish Government's Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages.[5]

In 2016, Bòrd na Gàidhlig cut Clì out of its budget, and as a result, the organization voted to fold on 12 November 2016.[6]

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  1. ^ "Clì Gàidhlig website: About Clì Gàidhlig". Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Clì Gàidhlig website: Courses". Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Clì Gàidhlig - Organisation". RouteYou. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  4. ^ Clì ag iomairt son Freeview do BhBC Alba from Retrieved 23 February 2012. (in Scottish Gaelic)
  5. ^ "MSPs: Alasdair Allan: Register of Interests". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  6. ^ Alcorn, Rachel. "Naidheachd". Clì Gàidhlig. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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