Gaelic College Royal Status Honoured With Plaque
Gaelic College CEO, Rodeny MacDonald says they’ll honour the institution’s royal designation with a plaque.
Adding the word “royal” to the Gaelic College name has been controversial with people in the Gaelic community citing examples of the British Crown trying to wipe out Gaelic language and culture.
At a recent meeting, members of the College’s Foundation voted to reject the “royal” prefix by a margin of 45-23.
Now the College’s board of governors’ say it will drop the prefix from the college’s name and in day-to-day operations.
However, the board says it still plans to properly acknowledge what it describes as an honour in a number of ways.
MacDonald says the first step is the plaque on-site at the College with staff to work out further details on additional steps.