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In Myndin o Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn (1930-1987)

We hae biggit a cairn fir ti mynd
O a chiel wha gied us his aw
In saufin the Leid o Auld Alba
The Gaelic Tung he wadna lat faw.

O Auchteen-Twintie he tellt us the storie
Fir nae mair wull we see o thair lyke
That mairchit fir Traith an fir Justis
The brave chiels wha tuik ti the pyke.

Pit a chuckie oan his braw cairn
Owre aw Scotland wird suid be sent
The Mairtyrs’ Stane haes a fittin companion
Wi Baird an Hardie he is wordie o tent.

Peter D Wright

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Stone in memory of Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn
Stone in memory of Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn

Unveiling of the Stone

On 10 September 2000 a bilingual (Gaelic and English inscriptions) stone in memory of Gaelic activist Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn was unveiled at Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow by Peter Berresford Ellis. The stone was erected by The 1820 Society. Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn and Peter Berresford Ellis co-wrote ‘The Scottish Insurrection of 1820’ which was published in 1970.

Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn strived for an independent Scottish Republic and sought the full restoration of the Gaelic language in Scottish life.

Photographs courtesy of Marilyn Wright.

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