The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic
All the Scottish Gaelic you need to curse, swear, drink, smoke and fool around!
By Michael Newton
Illustrated by Arden Powell
The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic Scottish Highlanders, and their descendants all over the world, are no better and no worse than any other people where “sinful” behaviour is concerned. Standards of morality and social conventions changed dramatically during the 19th century – and most people engaged in recording and commenting upon Highland life and tradition were puritanical ministers and priests who omitted the racy bits. So, while there are many useful books providing a wide range of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to express many aspects of daily life, they for the most part leave out the topics covered in this book. Dr. Michael Newton holds a PhD in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He has written several award-winning books and numerous articles on many aspects of Highland tradition and history in Scotland and North America. He is the editor of Celts in The Americas (CBU Press, 2013). In 2014, in recognition of his scholarship, he received the Saltire Award from the St. Andrews University Scottish Heritage Center (Laurinburg, NC).