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Mar 2014

Note from Board of Governors of Colaisde na Gàidhlig/The Gaelic College

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Note from Board of Governors of Colaisde na Gàidhlig/The Gaelic College

Dear Foundation Members and Stakeholders:

During the past number of months, the Board of Colaisde na Gàidhlig has received considerable input from Foundation members and stakeholders regarding the granting of the prefix, ‘Royal’. The opinions shared are sincerely appreciated and show the tremendous passion Nova Scotia Gaels have for who they are, where they come from, and where they are going.

The Board of Governors is honored to have Colaisde na Gàidhlig recognized by Queen Elizabeth II. International recognition, as such, speaks to the high quality of programs at Colaisde na Gàidhlig and its new direction going forward.  In saying this, after serious consideration, the Board has decided not to proceed with using the ‘Royal’ prefix, as granted, in its day to day operations. We will, however, endeavor to properly acknowledge this honor, in a number of ways, throughout the days ahead.

The College looks forward to increased dialogue with its membership about governance and foundation issues, and with the Gaelic cultural community as Nova Scotia Gaels continue to promote, preserve, and protect their shared Gaelic history, language, and cultural identity.

Le deagh dhùrachd,

Bòrd nan Riaghladairean/Board of Governors
Colaisde na Gàidhlig/The Gaelic College

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