Fishing, Gaelic and environment in the Outer Hebrides

Course, M. and MacMillan, G. (2021) Fishing, Gaelic and environment in the Outer Hebrides. In: McLeod, W., Gunderloch, A. and Dunbar, R. (eds.) C`anan & Cultar / Language & Culture. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10. Aberdeen University Press: Aberdeen. ISBN 9781857520880

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Abstract

This article focusses on the relationship between fishing, Gaelic and environment in the Outer Hebrides, and in particular, two questions are asked: Firstly, Why should people who care about Gaelic care about fishing? and secondly, Why should people who care about fishing care about Gaelic? The short answer to both of these questions is that in the Outer Hebrides, Gaelic and fishing are inextricably bound together. A focus on Gaelic and fishing leads us inevitably to a third term – environment – and as we shall argue, Gaelic forms an essential part of a centuries-old relationship with the sea, one premised on care, custodianship and sustainability.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Gaelic, fishing, Hebrides, Gàidhlig, Iasgach, sustainability.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacMillan, Mr Gillebride
Authors: Course, M., and MacMillan, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Aberdeen University Press
ISBN:9781857520880
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Aberdeen University Press 2021
First Published:First published in C`anan & Cultar / Language & Culture. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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