Bòrd na Gàidhlig to rebrand as Gaelic Scotland

Scottish Ministers have announced that Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the National Gaelic Development Agency, is to rebrand as Gaelic Scotland as of 2018.

This is to keep the taxpayer funded quango with responsibility for the ancient, romantic tongue of the Gaels spoken by only 1% of the population in line with other Scottish Government agencies which are now all required to have bland but obvious names which all end in Scotland.

“Police Scotland, Visit Scotland, Fire Scotland, Sport Scotland, Creative Scotland, that one we made Historic Scotland into. I could go on.” Said a civil servant with too much time on his hands.

Whilst commentators ready some reheated comment pieces with the title Gael Farce already sub-edited in, the announcement of Gaelic Scotland’s creation has already fired up some random idiots on twitter who have managed to miraculously develop a deep and academic knowledge of Scottish linguistic history and ethnography in a quarter of an hour.

“Something, something, never spoken in Fife, teach Mandarin, Picts, Helicopter, Nicola Sturgeon.” was the synopsis of a disturbed Edinburgh financial worker’s anonymous comments on a Scotsmans article about the change of name.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig said “We welcome the new name because  it shows Gaelic’s place in modern Scotland, but mostly because it pisses off a bunch of dickheads.”