Caithness councillors harden resolve against Gaelic signs

Published: 24/10/2008

Caithness councillors are more united than ever in opposing the addition of Gaelic to new road signs in the county.

It seems likely all but one of the 10 councillors will back a motion agreeing to a compromise allowing just four bilingual signs at key Caithness landmarks – the Ord, Wick, Thurso and John O’ Groats.

The only dissenter appears to be Wick Caithness Independent councillor and education, culture and sport chairman Bill Fernie, who maintained yesterday that he was prepared to fight for an officially-registered language, no matter how few speakers it has.

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