A new page has been launched on the Scottish Episcopal Church Diocese of Argyll and The Isles website with text and sound recordings for the 1982 Gaelic Eucharistic liturgy. This resource will allow a learner to understand, practise and deliver this eucharistic service. The English text is shown in parallel with the Gaelic. David McEwan, lay chaplain at St Kiaran’s Campbeltown, has organised this project.
The sound recordings of the liturgy are by the late Alasdair MacInnes and are copyright The Gaelic Society of the Scottish Episcopal Church, reproduced by permission.
The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 received Royal Assent on the 1st June 2005. Enshrined in the Act is the aspiration that Gaelic should enjoy equal respect with the English language in Scotland.
The Diocese of Argyll and The Isles encompasses parts, or all, of the three District Councils initially chosen to spearhead the implementation of the Act – Argyll and Bute Council, The Highland Council and Western Isles Council. These Councils have all drawn up Language Plans to take forward this requirement. The diocese fully supports such initiatives.
Full 1982 liturgy in English and Gaelic with Gaelic sound files