Sunday, 22 September 2013

Search the NLS catalogue in Gaelic

The National Library of Scotland has announced that its main catalogue can now be searched in Gaelic (Gàidhlig), providing access to some 5 million records. The new facility is available as part of the library's commitment to promoting and revitalising the use of the Gaelic language in Scotland. To perform searches in Gaelic visit (from the English language version at  page click on 'Gaelic Version' in the top right of the screen)

The library' National Gaelic Language Plan has also been launched and can be consulted online, in both English and Gaelic, at the following URLs: (English) (Gaidhlig)

(With thanks to the NLS at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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