Gaelic Gets Stamp Of Approval
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>GAELIC GETS STAMP OF APPROVALYiS,
>08:50 - 24 June 2006
>Gaelic has been given the stamp of approval by the Royal Mail which
>has launched a new livery for its vehicles operating in
>The livery, launched in Stornoway yesterday, is part of a new Royal
>Mail policy aimed at recognising the status and importance of the
>Highland's native tongue.
>It is also in response to Gaelic language legislation passed by the
>Scottish Parliament last year.
>Seventy-one of its vehicles now operating in the Western Isles, Skye
>and on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula will be rebranded with the
>The Royal Mail says it is also working to improve the way it handles
>letters addressed in Gaelic.
>Post Office Ltd has also created a new Gaelic-English fascia for
>branches in the postcode areas covered by the policy.
>Royal Mail's Scottish affairs director, Ian McKay, along with
>Education Minister Peter Peacock and Allan Campbell, chief executive
>of Bord na Gaidhlig, the organisation which promotes Gaelic language
>and culture, have endorsed the initiative.
>Mr McKay said: "Thanks to the new Gaelic policy we are launching, we
>will be able to recognise properly the language used by the
>communities we serve."
>Mr Campbell said he was delighted to see a national body translating
>the spirit of the Gaelic Language Act into policy and the board
>looked forward to working with Royal Mail to develop it further.
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