The Scottish Education Department went out of their way to eradicate Gaelic.
Here are some of the strategies used to help Gaelic disappear much quicker among children in our education system in Scotland since 1872. The child caught with either the sheeps or goats head or piece of wood and tied to of string or rope round the childs neck was belted before they left school and also the following morning. During the school day there was also the Dunces Cap made of paper in a conical shape with a large D on it, where the child was often put on a high chair in a corner for all to see,. Sometimes they had to sit for an hour or for a whole morning or afternoon. They could of course get off the high chair if they heard any other child speaking Gaelic. Can someone tell me who devised these strategies? Was is it the teachers themselves or was it the teacher training college or The Scottish Education Department in Edinburgh?