Scotland celebrates St Andrew's Day

St. Andrew's Day (Scottish Gaelic: Là Naomh Aindrea) is Scotland's official national day celebrated on 30th November. St Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland from at least the mid tenth century and legend says long before. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee in the early 1st century and is the brother of St Peter. According to the Gospel of St John, Andrew was a follower of the preacher John the Baptist and then became a disciple of Jesus who he recognised as the Messiah. The name Andrew is Greek in origin.

Ceredigion section of Wales Coastal Path damaged by storms re-routed and open again

The Wales Coast Path (Welsh: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) is  a 870-mile (1,400 km) walking route that follows or runs close to the coastline of Wales from Chepstow (Welsh: Cas-gwent) in the south to Queensferry in Flintshire (Sir y Fflint) in the north.  The Wales Coast Path is recognised as having national importance for its outstanding scenery, wildlife and historic features.

Dog found after days lost in snow and freezing temperatures of Glen Coe in Scotland

A dog named Kobe that had been lost for days in snow and freezing conditions in Glen Coe (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Comhann) in the Highlands of Scotland has been found. His owner, David Parry from Glasgow (Glaschu), had been with friends in the glen along with Kobe and another dog, Echo, when Kobe went missing. They are part of Scotland's Team AKobE Marathon Community. This a group that encourages and provides access to free marathons for solo runners and canicross teams. Canicross is a sport involving cross country running with dogs, which are attached to a person and run in a team.

Le Kov - new Cornish language album

Celebrated synth pop artist, Gwenno, will be performing her new album at The Poly, Falmouth on Saturday December 2nd, 2017.

Gwenno's new album, Le Kov, is sung entirely in Cornish.

The supporting act is 'Hanterhir' the Cornish language folk - rock band.

RIP Bobi Jones: Scholar of Welsh who taught Prince Charles

Robert Maynard Jones (20 May 1929 – 22 November 2017), generally known as Bobi Jones, was a Welsh Christian academic and one of the most prolific writers in the history of the Welsh language. 

A versatile master of poetry, fictional prose and criticism, he was born in Cardiff in 1929, educated at the University of Wales, Cardiff (now Cardiff University) and University College Dublin. Jones held the chair in Welsh language at Aberystwyth from 1980 until his retirement.

Viking harbour in Scotland's Loch na h-Airde designated as scheduled monument

Rubha an Dùnain is a peninsula to the south of the Cuillin hills on the island of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach) in Scotland. The headland rises to a height of over 98 feet (30 metres) above sea level. To the east of the peninsula is the freshwater loch of Loch na h-Airde. The peninsula has a variety of archaeological sites dating from the Neolithic period onwards.

Upcoming Breton dance sessions in Ireland

News from BeizhEire - Bretons in Eire:

Demat d'an holl / Bonsoir à tous / Dia dhaoibh uilig / Hi everybody,  

Session Danses & Musique                                 Sun 26 Nov. 
GALWAY! Bertrand has organised this for you! 
Session Danses & Musique & Conversation       Mon 11 Dec.


Inquest into sinking of Breton trawler Bugaled Breizh scheduled

This news item from Yn Commeeys Celtiagh - Celtic League Mannin gives the latest information on the inquest into the sinking of the Breton trawler Bugaled Breizh. MFV Bugaled Breizh from Loctudy, Finistère, in Brittany sunk with the loss of all five crew in 90 metres of water on 15 January 2004. It is strongly suspected that the ship was pulled under by a submarine during a NATO excercise. The article points out this was one of a number of such incidents that many believe to be due to submarine activity around the Celtic coasts:

Scottish ferry operator CalMac appoints a Wildlife Officer

Caledonian MacBrayne (Scottish Gaelic: Caledonian Mac a' Bhriuthainn), usually referred to as CalMac, operates passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast. Now CalMac has seconded a full time ORCA Wildlife Officer to help educate crew and passengers about marine life across the west coast of Scotland. 


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