Davine Sutherland, originally from Hilton has written a series of blog posts regarding the use of Gaelic in Scotland.
heard Gaelic spoken by her grandparents’ generation as a child, she has had a lifelong love of Gaelic song and has studied Gaelic systematically as an adult through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the Ionad na Gàidhlig agus a Cultar anns a’ Ghearmailt. 

Davine has an MA from Aberdeen University and is an English as Second Language specialist teacher, teacher-trainer and examiner. Davine has actively promoted the regeneration of Gaelic, writing a monthly Gaelic column in the Seaboard News. Davine also regularly engages in debate in and about Gaelic on and offline.

Read Davine’s article ‘Gaelic in the History of the Seaboard’ below:

Part 1 –  The middle ages to 1750

Part 2 – 1750-1850 The spread of ‘improvement’ and the spread of English

Part  3 – 1850-1950 “English for business, Gaelic for God.”

Part 4 – From World War 2 up to now: the English speaking-generations

Davine has also written an article on Place names in Easter Ross.


You can read these articles separately on Davine’s blog: http://www.seaboardgaidhlig.com/