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SCOTS GAELIC AND GOOGLE TRANSLATE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1119: tabled on 22 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House applauds Google on introducing Scots Gaelic to its Translate application; considers it an important cultural language and icon in the constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, across the Highlands and Islands and Scotland as a whole; hopes that the audio-verbalisation available on other languages will soon be activated too; believes that this will greatly open up the language for non-Gaelic speakers who are currently keen to learn but find the vocabulary and verbalisation too great a challenge; further hopes that this will quickly expand the number of people familiar with Gaelic; and looks forward to the count of those speaking this ancient language exceeding 100,000.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
Stirling
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Gordon
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.