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Can Scottish Gaelic survive?

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Great efforts have been made in recent decades to preserve the language and culture of Scottish Gaelic, against the fact that the number of native speakers has been in long-term decline.

New research from the University of Edinburgh suggests that before long there may only be two Gaelic dialects left. Andreas Wolff of BBC Alba reports from Ballachulish in Argyll, on the mainland, where a young musician is learning the local dialect that may be on the verge of extinction.


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