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Do you want to learn some Parliament words in Gaelic?

Brilliant!
Math fhèin! (207KB .wav)

Read on to find out more.

Click on the links to hear the Gaelic words being spoken. Make sure you have your sound turned up!

The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba, 216KB .wav) uses Gaelic (Gàidhlig, 202KB .wavin its work and MSPs can make speeches in debates (deasbadan, 168KB .wav) ) or ask questions in Gaelic.

MSPs (Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba, 276KB .wav) represent constituencies (sgìrean, 138KB .wav) or regions (roinnean, 120KB .wav).

The Presiding Officer (Oifigear Riaghlaidh, 198KB .wav) chairs the meetings of the Parliament. MSPs also work in committees (comataidhean, 138KB .wav).

Feeling a bit more confident?

Try learning some words to tell people about you and where you live.

My name is…Is mise… (97KB .wav)

I live in …Tha mi a’ fuireach ann an… (242KB .wav)

My constituency is… ‘S e …….. an sgìre agam (517KB .wav)

My constituency MSP is called… ‘S e …………….. an t-ainm a th’ air a’ bhall sgìreil agam (734KB .wav)

My region is… ‘S e …….. an roinn agam (383KB .wav)

Well done! ‘S math a rinn thu! (172KB .wav)

Want to learn more?

Try our activities (936KB PDF)

You can find out the Gaelic name for where you live on the Ainmean-àite na h-Alba website.

Some more Gaelic words related to the parliament are available on our Gaelic word for the week set on Soundcloud.

To find the Gaelic name for your constituency or MSP, use our MSP finder (Gaelic) or see our Gaelic language resources page (bilingual).

For more information about Gaelic, see our Gaelic in the Scottish Parliament leaflet or visit LearnGaelic.net, the national Gaelic learning website.

Please note, the Scottish Parliament is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites.

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