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    (Hahn 1999). The language family that Scots or Scottish Gaelic descends from is the Indo-European language family, being further defined in the sub-branch of Celtic languages (Ager 2015). There are two main types of Gaelic, Irish and Scottish, which are mutually intelligible. As the names might suggest, Irish Gaelic is largely spoken in Ireland while Scottish Gaelic is primarily spoken in Scotland. However, Scotland is not the only geographic region that Scottish Gaelic is being spoken. Scottish Gaelic is spoken in four countries, two of which consider it a recognized minority language (Ager 2015). In 2011, around 58,000 people living in Scotland were speaking Scottish Gaelic (Macleod 2013; Lewis 2015). Scottish Gaelic is a moribund language, but with recent efforts to keep the language alive, it is receiving increased attention and thus is starting to decline at a slower rate (BBC News 2013). Scotland is not the only place Scottish Gaelic is being spoken. There are a few small communities of Scottish Gaelic speakers in Canada, Australia, the United State and even New…

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    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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    Beowulf In the poem, Beowulf, a warrior from Geats comes to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes whose land is being attacked by a monster, Grendel. Beowulf is successful and kills Grendel. To show his bravery and abilities, he even kills Grendel without using weapons. However,Hrothgar is still in trouble, because Grendel's mother is now trying to get revenge. As the poem continues, Beowulf kills Grendel's mother in her lair with a sword that giants used. After the victory, Beowulf returns…

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    In 1707, The Act of Union forged the nation of Great Britain. This joined the English and Scottish Parliaments into the British Parliament centered in London. The Union promised Scots unhindered access to English markets and colonies. The possibility of economic benefit through trade was a significant pro-union sentiment, expressed best by a Commissioner of Scottish Parliament: This nation is behind all other nations of Europe, for many years, with respect to the effects of an extended trade.…

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    For my SPEAKING assignment I chose to take a closer look at William Wallace’s motivational speech in Braveheart. This speech may be taken place on a battlefield in Scotland so many years ago but I can see this happening today. We live in an uncertain society in uncertain times and I feel this speech calls to me. I get emotional every time a see it. The Scottish and English have been fighting over freedom for over a hundred years. England owns Scotland and in doing so have been very cruel to the…

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    Community Education

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    In community education there is also often a responsibility with working with poor or disadvantaged communities and this stems from the mid 1900s when reforms began in relation to health, housing and government and people responding to and supporting the voice of the poor admist these reforms. In Part 1 of the Scottish Executive Guidance for Community Learning and Development there is a section which reads ‘In many parts of Scotland poverty and disadvantage are concentrated in particular…

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    parliament, nor can they assemble binding legislation of their own. No Parliament can bind a future parliament meaning that the current parliament cannot create a law that a future parliament would be unable to edit. In its simplest terms parliament is the highest legal authority, however parliament is not the highest decision making body that is the government. Also, parliament is not the most powerful body as that responsibility lies with the people of the UK. As the years have gone by,…

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    Elements Of Scots Law

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    is the primary source of Scots law and it is decided and approved by the parliamentary will. There are three sources of legislation binding in Scots law: - European legislation - UK legislation - Scottish legislation The law-making power of the…

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    Role Of Evil In Macbeth

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    ‘Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit monstrous acts, but they are not monsters. Discuss.’ ‘Fate’ and ‘Ambition’ are the two keys components that drive the play Macbeth forward. In terms of plot and characterization, the two powerful characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take fate into their hands to reach towards their goals which lead to a series of misfortunes and sins which turns them from an ambitious person into a monster. The play starts with the three witches quoting, ‘Fair is foul, and foul…

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    This essay will examine the different reforms established by New Labour and any impact they have had on British politics. New Labour enacted multiple reforms in its term from 1997-2007, from introducing independence to the Bank of England (1998) to The Human Rights Act 1998. Devolution seems to be the biggest element of the reform programme that made the most significant change to British politics. Many of the reforms have had some impact but none to the scale that devolution has. One of the…

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