Why Gaelic Logo

The 18 letters that make up the Gaelic alphabet were traditionally named after trees and other plants. The trees were used to help teach children their alphabet.

a
Ailm Elm
b
Beith Silver birch
c
Coll Hazel
d
Dair Oak
e
Eadha Aspen
f
Feàrn Alder
g
Gort Ivy
h
Uath Hawthorn
i
Iogh Yew
l
Luis Rowan
m
Muin Vine
n
Nuin Ash
o
Onn Gorse
p
Peith Downy birch
r
Ruis Elder
s
Suil Willow
t
Teine Furze
u
Ura Heather

In the spring of 2007, 20 primary schools in Ross and Cromarty took part in a Gaelic Tree Alphabet banner-making project. You can see their work here.