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New Scottish banknote features mathematician and astronomer Mary Somerville

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to issue its first polymer £10 note to the public on 4 October this year. It is to feature images of Scottish mathematician and astronomer Mary Somerville, her hometown of Burntisland in Fife, and two otters. Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 29 November 1872) was a Scottish mathematician, geographer and astronomer, who was born in 1780 in Jedburgh but her childhood home was at Burntisland in Fife. When she died in 1872, Mary Somerville was hailed by The Morning Post as "The Queen of Nineteenth-Century Science".

BBC Newsnight apologises after much criticised Welsh language debate

As previously reported there was a considerable amount of criticism pointed at the BBC programme Newsnight after an unfairly balanced item about the Welsh language was aired on Wednesday night.

Newsnight: Welsh language coverage prompts petition

Welsh language comes under attack in the BBC Newsnight programme and in this article in YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN it reports that the unfair coverge has prompted a petition:

Newsnight: Welsh language coverage prompts a petition

Concern over a BBC Newsnight programme on the Welsh language and proposed changes has led to the launch of an on-line petition.

The initiator of the petition Huw Marshas says:

Thieves the UK were and they still are!

In this article in YN COMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN looks at the issue of Manx territorial waters and the unwillingness of a weak Manx government to fight against UK bullying:

Thieves the UK were and they still are!

‘Mec Vannin put it diplomatically I will put it bluntly – COMIN AND DEFA sit on their arse!’

Cruise liners - they're a filthy business

This article from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN points to the environmental damage and pollution caused by cruise ships:

Cruise liners - they're a filthy business

‘Some 20 million people board cruise ships every year. And while they might return to land with fond memories of umbrella drinks and shuffleboard, they leave a lot at sea. About a billion gallons (3.8 billion liters) of sewage, in fact.’

Gorsedh Kernow names nine new Bards for 2017

A deep feeling of pride in being honoured with Cornish bardship will be plain to see this year as 9 proud initiates, 2 of whom are from outside Cornwall, wait to take their place among the 500 or so existing members of the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow.

The mystery of Scotland’s Dùn Deardail hillfort

Standing on a rocky knoll on Sgorr Chalum, Dùn Deardail is an Iron Age hillfort above the River Nevis in Glen Nevis. Located at a height of 1,127 ft (347m) Dùn Deardail is overlooked by the mountain of Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis) and is thought to have been constructed by the Celts in the first millennium BC (1000 BC to 1BC). The fort is associated with Deirdrê of the Sorrows, the tragic heroine in Irish pre-Christian legend, whose story is told in the ancient Irish mythology of the Ulster Cycle.

Petition against "Ring of Iron" sculpture in Wales to be presented to Senedd on 18th September 2017

The organisers of the petition to stop the proposed plans for Flint Castle's Iron Ring sculpture have announced that the petition will officially be handed over on the 18th of September. The plan is to organise an event for the hand over, and people are encouraged to attend. The handover will take place on the steps of the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, CF10 4PZ at 2.30pm so those attending are asked be there at 1pm.

News reportage, anti Cornish abuse, Freedom of Information regarding Cornish language

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7 VIII 2017

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