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Course tackles Gaelic place names

A Highlands glen (Pic: Iain Maclean)
Many mountains in Scotland take their names from Gaelic

A four-week course is offering people advice on how to pronounce Gaelic place names and an explanation of how they reflect the landscape and its wildlife.

Hillwalker and Gaelic teacher Neil McGregor will take the classes at Edinburgh's Telford College.

In February, a new internet service claimed it would bring to an end arguments and confusion about how to pronounce Highland place names.

Website Walk Highlands said it can provide the correct pronunciations.

It covers more than 400 places including Munros, glens and lochs.

As well as giving a pronunciation, audio clips give an explanation of what the Gaelic and also Norse-influenced names mean.

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