Trèanaichean, tramaichean is tràilidhean

  • Rathad-iarainn ùr gu Port-adhair Luton
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dia, 21 Dàmh 2021 at 8:02f

    Bha sinn ann an Lunnainn air làithean-saora san Dàmhair agus chaidh sin ann air a’ phlèana gu Port-adhair London Luton. Rinn mi sòiseòlas san oilthigh, agus nuair a smaoinicheas mi air Luton, bidh mi daonnan a’ smaoineachadh air na h-“Affluent … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Inbhir Theòrsa a’ Chinn a Deas – turas dhan Chòrn 2
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dia, 30 Sult 2021 at 11:30m

    Air an darna latha againn sa Chòrn, dh’fheuch sinn meur-loidhne eile – a’ mheur-loidhne as fhaide a deas air an lìonra – Meur Loidhne St Ives. An tòiseach, ge-tà, rinn sinn air mecca luchd-turais na Cùirne – Pen an Wlas … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Turas gu Tewnblustri – Turas dhan Chùirn 1 #gàidhlig
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dih, 24 Sult 2021 at 11:30m

    Tha mi, agus bha mi riamh uamhasach deidheil air a’ Chòrn – Kernow. Bha ùidh aig m’ athair anns a’ Chòrnais agus tha mi air a bhith a’ leantainn iomairt a’ chànain agus iomairt na dùthcha gus fèin-riaghladh fhaighinn fad … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Turas air an Tam O’ Shanter Express #gàidhlig
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dih, 17 Sult 2021 at 11:30m

    Nuair a thòisich mi am bloga seo bho choinn fhada air an t-saoghal, b’ e an t-amas a bh’ agam a dhol air gach rathad-iarainn ann an Alba – beag is mòr. Nis, tha e meadhanach furasta a dhol air … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Mucan os cionn Lunnainn! Stèisean ùr Battersea Power Station
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dih, 10 Sult 2021 at 11:00m

    Chan ann tric a thig na prìomh rudan anns a bheil ùidh agam còmhla. Tha loidhne tiub agus stèisean ùr gu bhith a’ fosgladh ann an Lunnainn aig deireadh na mìos seo – leudachadh air an Northern Line gu Battersea … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • English is artificial – another unwise foray into the Gaelic debate
    by alasdairmaccaluim on DiC, 8 Sult 2021 at 12:20f

    A few years ago, I had a revelation about Gaelic. I was visiting the natural history museum in London with my family, back in the day when Dippy the Dinosaur was still in the Lobby. We were in the cafè … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Turas dhan Aln Valley Railway, Northubria #gàidhlig #gaelic
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dih, 3 Sult 2021 at 11:30m

    Air ais san Iuchair, bha an teaghlach air làithean saora ann an Seahouses ann an Northumberland agus fhad ’s a bha sinn ann, chleachd mi an cothrom a dhol air loidhne glèidhte meadhanach ùr a tha air a bhith air … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Fois / Break
    by alasdairmaccaluim on Dia, 15 Iuch 2021 at 8:43f

    Haidh a h-uile duine. Dh’fheuch mi ri cumail orm sa Bheurla ach chan eil e a’ còrdadh rium a bhith a’ sgrìobhadh sa Bheurla agus mar sin, tha mi a’ dol a ghabhail fois fad beagan mhìosan. Chì mi a-rithist … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Taking plastic to Lochaber?
    by alasdairmaccaluim on DiC, 30 Ògmh 2021 at 10:19m

    In English, we talk about “taking coal to Newcastle”. In Gaelic, we’d say “taking wood to Lochaber”. But maybe we’ll be taking plastic to Lochaber for the railways soon! Since the beginning of railways, wooden sleepers have been crucial. While … Cum ort a leughadh →

  • Vapourware trails…..
    by alasdairmaccaluim on DiL, 28 Ògmh 2021 at 6:51f

    Yesterday, I was looking at a very useful word I’d just come across: “gadgetbahn” – an overly complex bespoke high-tech public transport system such as a hyperloop or maglev. These are typically time wasting projects which use up valuable money … Cum ort a leughadh →