Bidh (NAME) a’ comharrachadh cànan ’s cultar na Gàidhlig air @LaNaGaidhlig 2017 https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Misneachd (NAME) will be celebrating the Gaelic language and culture on @LaNaGaidhlig 2017 https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Misneachd
Phrases to tweet on Là na #Gàidhlig (Gaelic Twitter Day) …
Madainn mhath! Là na #Gàidhlig air feadh an t-saoghail an-diugh. @LaNaGaidhlig https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Misneachd
Good Morning! Gaelic Twitter Day across the world today. @LaNaGaidhlig https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Gàidhlig #Misneachd
Là Twitter na #Gàidhlig shona dhuibh! @LaNaGaidhlig https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Misneachd Happy Gaelic Twitter Day to you all! @LaNaGaidhlig https://tinyurl.com/lanagaidhlig2017 #Gàidhlig #Misneachd
The first of the selfies to come through yesterday from the Convenor of the last Cross Party Group for Gaelic at the Scottish Parliament, and it looks like he’s still getting used to hashtags by the looks of it too!
Invitations have been sent out for the Official Là na #Gàidhlig cèilidh as a ‘thank you’ to supporters and followers of Theatre Gu Leòr, especially during the last tour of “Shrapnel”.
The event will be for a small gathering of friends of the Theatre company to get together, have a few laughs and take plenty of selfies – we hear they’re a competitive bunch and will be vying for the prize up for grabs for the best selfie competition!
This will be the first “Official Community Event” of Là na #Gàidhlig, following in the footsteps of last year’s Gaelic Twitter Day hub in Coffee & Craic. It comes about off the back of the crowdfunder earlier in the year. Funds raised from the crowdfunder is helping to fund other community events in the city, mostly in schools, with banners and balloons.
The ambition is to grow Community Là na #Gàidhlig Events into a series of annual community parties across the world aimed at celebrating Gaelic language and culture.
In the meantime, we’re hearing of several other ‘unofficial’ parties taking place, and we’re looking forward to seeing posts, pictures and videos of them on Là na #Gàidhlig!
The Là na #Gàidhlig team will be in Glasgow city centre on Thursday afternoon to promote the Day. If you have some time between 2pm and 4pm why not come along and join us and help spread some Gaelic awareness to Glasgow’s shoppers! You can let us know here:
Here are a few suggestions for things to write about in your Facebook and Instagram posts and tweets in the run up to Là na #Gàidhlig …(you can copy and paste as well!)
Phrases to tweet the day before Là na #Gàidhlig …
A’ coimhead air adhart ri Là na #Gàidhlig Diardaoin @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016 Looking forward to #GaelicTwitterDay on Thursday! @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
A’ coimhead air adhart ri Là na #Gàidhlig an t-seachdain seo. @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016 Looking forward to Gaelic Twitter Day this week @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Bidh (NAME) a’ comharrachadh cànan agus cultar na Gàidhlig air Là na #Gàidhlig 2016 Diardaoin @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016 (NAME) will be celebrating the Gaelic language and culture on Là na #Gàidhlig 2016 on Thursday @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Latha Twitter na #Gàidhlig a-màireach! @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Its Gaelic Twitter Day tomorrow! @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Tha mi a’ cumail taic ri Là na #Gàidhlig @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
I am supporting Gaelic Twitter Day tomorrow. @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Tha sinn a’ cumail taic ri Là na #Gàidhlig (21,04.2016) @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
We are supporting Gaelic Twitter Day (21.04.2016). @LaNaGaidhlig #Gàidhlig #TIML2016
Tha (BUSINESS/ORGANISATION NAME) a’ cumail taic ri Latha Twitter na #Gàidhlig @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016 BUSINESS / ORGANISATION NAME is supporting Gaelic Twitter Day a-màireach. @LaNaGaidhlig #Gàidhlig #TIML2016
Phrases to tweet on Là na #Gàidhlig (Gaelic Twitter Day) …
Madainn mhath! Là na #Gàidhlig air feadh an t-saoghail an-diugh. @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Good Morning! Gaelic Twitter Day across the world today. @LaNaGaidhlig #Gàidhlig #TIML2016
An dòchas gu bheil Là na #Gàidhlig a’ còrdadh riubh uile! @LaNaGaidhlig #TIML2016
Hope that everyone is enjoying Gaelic Twitter Day! @LaNaGaidhlig #Gàidhlig #TIML2016
Là Twitter na #Gàidhlig shona dhuibh! Happy Gaelic Twitter Day to you all! @LaNaGaidhlig #Gàidhlig #TIML2016
The third Là na #Gàidhlig (#GaelicTwitterDay) is planned to take place on 21st April and help from the crowd is needed this year to keep the event on form and to help kickstart the planning of next year’s Digital #Gàidhlig Day.
The crowdfunding attempt is looking to raise £1200 initially and hopefully stretch the target to £2000. Will you help?
Efforts are already underway to bring Là na #Gàidhlig to a wider audience including reaching out to Facebook and Instagram and drinking the event to local communities. By doing this we’re looking to create further awareness of the Gaelic language in the global digital landscape. Seumaidh
Rewards of official Là na #Gàidhlig badges, balloons, calendars, mugs, t-shirts, Gaelic phrase guides and more are being offered in return for your pledge.
Though, if the £1200 target is not reached, the Crowdfund fails and the pledges aren’t taken.
Visit the crowdfunder and pledge your support if you are able to, and help make #Gàidhlig Twitter day happen. More information is available on the Crowdfunder site:
Startup Europe Week is being coined as ‘the biggest entrepreneurship event ever to take place in Europe’ with over 200 events taking place over the continent and Jamie from Social Media Alba ® is making sure Glasgow gets put on Europe’s entrepreneurial map.
From the 1st – 5th February volunteers are collaborating to provide meet-ups, conferences & workshops from Amsterdam to Zurich.
Local entrepreneurs can get a slice of the action on Wednesday 3rd February 6.00-8.00pm through the ‘Glasgow’s Startup Ecosystem’ event at the Orkney Street Enterprise Cells in Govan.
The free networking event will see representatives from some of the city’s biggest start up support agencies gather together to present how they can help local entrepreneurs make their business a success. Budding entrepreneurs will then be able to enter a pitching competition to present their business ideas to these key influencers, with the winner snapping up 2 months free office space. Birdie Marketing, a local boutique marketing agency, will also be on hand on the night with their pop-up marketing help desk, offering free marketing advice to help Glasgow’s start-up businesses take flight.
Jamie Wallace, director of Gaelic social media initiative ‘Social Media Alba’, who is co-organising Startup Europe Week says:
When I saw that only Edinburgh was indicated on the SEW map, I knew then that I had to do something to change that so I jumped on-board to ensure Scotland’s largest city was involved. It’s an amazing achievement which has put me in touch with many of Glasgow and Europe’s leaders and influencers.
Glasgow University will also be supporting the Startup Europe Week by hosting two additional events which invite local entrepreneurs to come along on Thursday 4th February for a live chat with a European Commission representative to explore the opportunities’ available over the channel. This will be followed by the ‘Innovators 60 minute challenge’ event which welcomes the business minds of tomorrow to work together to create a strategy to promote #StartupGlasgow – an initiative from Jamie at Social Media Alba to encourage the development and growth of Glasgow’s Startup ecosystem:
“As we look to the world for trade, we must also be mindful of the talent and resources we have on our doorstep and use them to our best advantage with a ‘Can Do’ attitude. With that in mind, and to build on this year’s Startup Europe Week event, I am hoping, with enough buy-in from the city, that we can replicate the success of #GaelicTwitterDay (Là na #Gàidhlig) with an annual #StartupGlasgow Day on Social Media to help reach out to Glasgow’s entrepreneurs and allow us to continue to develop Glasgow’s Startup ecosystem.”
Là na #Gàidhlig (Gaelic Twitter Day) [21.04.16] was officially launched by Seumaidh in Clydesdale, South Lanarkshire at the Gaelic Open Day held in Lanark on Saturday 16th January.
The Gaelic Day was organised by Clydesdale Community Gaelic Initiative (otherwise known as “Gaelic in Clydesdale”) who are currently in their third year of promoting Gaelic in the most rural part of South Lanarkshire that is usually overlooked in favour of more urban areas.
In his Là na #Gàidhlig presentation, Seumaidh summarised the past two Gaelic Twitter Day events and talked about the plans for the next Là na #Gàidhlig taking place on Thursday, 21st April 2016.
He explained that for the last two years, each Gaelic Twitter Day has taken on a new guise and was being self-subsidised during his student years at Glasgow University.
2014 was about trying out the event and raising global awareness of Scottish Gaelic.
2015 was about bringing a sense of inclusion to businesses and encouraging business to explore ways of using Gaelic commercially
This year, he explained, efforts are being made to sustain Là na #Gàidhlig whilst continuing to build on past success to hopefully bring about a bigger, better and even more inclusive event that gets the #Gàidhlig word out there to a wider audience.
As part of yesterday’s Gaelic Day celebrations we offered our downloadable 2016 Gaelic Calendar for only £1 by using voucher code not-a-mhain at checkout. This has proved popular to customers in Europe and Canada so as a result, we’ve kept the offer running until midnight GMT tonight.
Other efforts to raise funds for Là na #Gàidhlig include the introduction of an Official Shop for Là na #Gàidhlig merchandise (buth.socialmediaalba.scot) where we sell some things directly (like badges, balloons, mugs, 2016 calendar) and use a partner site to offer extra products like children’s toys and t-shirts for all sizes and ages; and a Crowdfunder campaign which is anticipated to go live by the end of the month.
In his presentation, Seumaidh also went on to talk about this year’s key themes which are:
We are going international!
We are going (even more) Digital!
We are coming to a local Community near you!
More details of of these themes will be released in due course.
During his presentation, Aileen Campbell MSP for Clydesdale and Minister for Children and Young People sent out the following tweet and later said to Seumaidh that she enjoyed the presentation:
If you would like to offer your products and services (physical and digital) as a Crowdfunder reward please contact Seumaidh now so you can be included into the mix. You can also fill in the contact box below:
Là na #Gàidhlig is one day in the year where we see #Gàidhlig truly making an impression across the world by trending and filling up timelines on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It’s become an annual event that brings together all ages and one that has grown in line with the growth of digital and social technology.
Là na #Gàidhlig is a Gaelic Day that people anticipate, look forward to and start planning ahead for things to do whether at home, at work or in the classroom – both online and offline – all around the world. We love this! So much so, that this year we’d love to see more and more local communities and organisations celebrating and sharing their Là na #Gàidhlig events and activities with a wider international audience.
Over the next few days, we’ll be posting more exciting news of our latest developments. Until then, save Thursday, 21.04.2016 in your diary and start thinking how you can play a part this year.
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