Well if it's dead why dig it up again?
Language is a living thing or nothing at all if you ask me. And the rest of us, by a stroke of luck, are in possession of a tongue worth the weight of Ben Nevis in gold. The English language is our greatest asset and the government spends far too little spreading it even wider.
There are more people who speak Punjabi in Scotland than have the Gaelic. Can you imagine the outcry if the government gave £50 per week per head to subsidise Lahore TV?
And more people speak Polish in Scotland than speak Gaelic but Gdansk TV could only dream of such a subsidy.
Soon we will have bi-lingual signs, and alphabet soup on every street corner.
If a handful of people in Scotland want to keep this obscure language alive, they can do so. Like the Amish in the United States, let them be self-sustaining.
'We're not even spending enough teaching our own kids how to speak, read and write our own language properly'
Sounds like the crap that was directed at Welsh when S4C was launched doesn't it? This is George "I Thought I Saw a Pussycat" Galloway in the Daily Record lashing out at those damn extremists who want a channel in their native language. Seems that when it comes to sad pathetic idiots with a chip on their shoulders some things never change. Doesn't Gorgeous George (!) remember that he's no longer a Scottish MP, and is certaintly not a MSP? I guess when you manage the humilating feat of emulating Kilroy and having to leave your own party you'll lash out at anything if it gets you a bit of media coverage.