Gaelic Language

cnag  Supported by Comunn na Gàidhlig  

During The Highland Year of Culture, the sea scouts took up the challenge of learning to use Gaelic for parts of our scouting.  In December 2007, we became the world’s only Scots Gaelic speaking Scout Group.  We use Gaelic for all our orders and ceremonial activity.  We couldn’t have done this without the support of Comunn na Gàidhlig who provided a grant of money and a tutor.  We showcased our new skills at our Royal Naval inspection in December 2007; and featured on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

 

Orders and Phrases in Gaelic

with Pronunciation Guide

 

Ship’s Company, Ho!

(Ship’s Company, attention)

 

Sgioba Luinge, Ho!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, HO!

 

Ship’s Company, stand at ease.

 

Sgioba Luinge, Seasaibh aig fois.

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, SHESIV EK FOIS

 

Stand easy.

 

Seasaibh socair

 

SHESIV SOCHKER

 

Ship’s Company, Facing aft- left and right, turn!

(as in facing the rear of a ship)

 

Sgioba Luinge, Coimheadaibh ri ur cùl – clì agus deas, tionndaidhibh!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, COYIDIV REE UR CÙL / CLEE AGUS JDEAS / TUNEDAYAV!

 

 

Ship’s Company, Facing inboard- left and right, turn!

(as in facing into the middle of a ship)

 

Sgioba Luinge, Coimheadaibh a-staigh – clì agus deas, tionndaidhibh!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, COYIDIV

A-STY / CLEE AGUS JDEAS / TUNEDAYAV!

 

Ship’s Company, Salute!

 

Sgioba Luinge, Fàiltich!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, FÀILTICH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ship’s Company, In close order- by the left and right, Dress!

(as in to dress up in a straight line)

 

Sgioba Luinge, Dlùth ri chèile bho chlì is deas, snasaich! (snasaichibh)

 

SGIOPA LUINGE, DLOO REE CHAY-LE / VO CHLEE AGUS JDEAS, SNASICH! or more formal (SNASICHIV)

 

Ship’s Company- Off caps!

 

Sgioba Luinge – Ceapan dhibh!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE

KAYPAN YEEIV!

 

Ship’s Company- On caps!

 

Sgioba Luinge – Ceapan oirbh!

 

SGIOPA LUINGE- KAYPAN

OIR-IV!

Look front

 

 

Coimheadaibh Romhaibh

 

COYITEV ROWIV

 

Ships Company, On Deck Sgioba Luinge, Air Bòrd

 

SGIOBA LUINGE, ER BORST

 

Be Prepared Bithibh Deiseil

 

BEEIV JAYSHAL

Colours Dathan

 

DA-HAN

 

Standing by for Colours A’ feitheamh airson dathan

 

A’ FAYIV ERSON DA-HAN

 

 

Colour Party

 

Buidheann Dhathan

 

BOOYAN DHA-HAN

 

Quick March Dèan Caismeachd

 

DJEEAN CASHMACHD

 

 

Make it So Dèan e mar seo

 

GEEAN E MAR SHO

 

Standing by for colours Sir A’ Feitheamh airson Dathan a Dhuin’ Uasail

 

A’ FAYIV ERSON DA-HAN A DHUIN’ OOASAL

Standing by for colours Mam A’ feitheamh airson dathan a Bhean Uasail

 

A’ FAYIV AIRSON DA-HAN A

VEN OOASAL

Colours Mam Dathan a Bhean Uasail

 

DA-HAN A VEN OOASAL

Colours Sir Dathan a Dhuin’ Uasail

 

DA-HAN A DHUIN’ OOASAL

Very good Glè mhath

 

GLAY VA

 

Dismissed Thallaibh

 

HAL-IV