Help Make #Gàidhlig Twitter Day 2016 Happen

Sgaoil #Gàidhlig! Spread the word about Scottish Gaelic! Help us celebrate a digital day for one of Europe's minority languages.

We did it!

On 17th Mar 2016 we successfully raised £1,258 of £1,200 target with 39 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

By stretching our target you'll help us to bring on board a student to share the workload in the last three weeks running up to Là na #Gàidhlig and help to put together an International focussed campaign that promotes Gaelic awareness on Instagram and Facebook.

A message from the project owner:

I’ve set up a Crowdfunder campaign this year as I’m looking for your support - and money - to help spread the #Gàidhlig word across our digital landscape this year.

The use of digital media is a key part of minority language development in Europe and for the Scottish Gaelic language across the world. The last two years were amazing. 

Are you in? 

Pledge any amount from £1 and in return I’ll send some awesome rewards including merchandise like balloons, badges, mini Gaelic phrase guides and Gaelic lessons. Your pledge will help to spread the word - the Gaidhlig word - across the world on April 21st and give Gaelic a great boost.

Remember - if I don’t meet my target, I won’t get a penny! Please support the cause.


Project aim | Amas

To make Là na #Gàidhlig (Gaelic Twitter Day) a success for the third year running!

About the project | Mu dheidhinn

Gaelic Twitter Day started in 2014 as a student initiative and is now a fun annual event that brings so much encouragement for the Scottish Gaelic language. This year, it is hoped that last year's results will be beaten and that Gaelic Twitter Day will play part of an international platform in a Minority Language Twitter Day. Your pledge will help to ensure that Gaelic Twitter Day goes ahead as planned and that efforts are made to make the event sustainable for the following year.

Funding the event | Maoineachadh

Up until now, Gaelic Twitter Day has been fully self-funded by Seumaidh, but now that he is no longer a student, and 'living in the real world' it is now no longer feasible to self-fund this project - so he's looking to the Crowd to help keep the event going. Money raised will go towards travel, labour, digital marketing, reward perks & crowdfunder fees. Without the funding, the level of organisation and attention that goes on behind the scenes would not be possible to sustain this year. The majority of the money is being raised through this Crowdfunder. For the rest, an application to MG Alba for sponsorship has been made and Bòrd na Gàidhlig have been asked to consider a funding application for the Community Cèilidhs. 

About the Event

Gaelic Twitter Day first took place in 2014 receiving a surprising and welcomed endorsement from the First Minister of Scotland. Moreover, Gaelic Twitter Day captured the imaginations of many organisations including The Scottish Football Association, The Scottish Parliament, Historic Scotland, BBC Alba and Coimhairle nan Eilean Siar who have been actively involved since the beginning. 

Last year, Gaelic Twitter Day 2015 looked to the business community and found support from a few independent businesses and Social Enterprises in Glasgow including Coffee and Craic, The Tea Jenny, Carina's Couch and Gaelic Consultant. We also attracted support from national celebrities in the form of comedian Sanjeep Kholi and singer Michelle McManus who have been involved in the Gaelic learning world.

Là na #Gàidhlig has proven to be a valuable tool to local authorities and agencies in the implementation of Gaelic Language Planning; and has proven invaluable over the years in creating new relationships with other European minority languages which is helping the Gàidhlig language to keep going.

Mòran taing :)

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