New Licence Plate Celebrates Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Heritage

Gaelic Affairs/Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal/Service Nova Scotia

May 10, 2018 11:30 AM

Nova Scotians can now celebrate their Gaelic heritage or their connection to the language and culture by choosing the new Gaelic licence plate.

The plate features the symbol of Nova Scotia’s Gaels, the salmon of knowledge and the Gaelic name for the province, Alba Nuadh.

“This initiative supports the Gaelic language and culture in our communities and helps to foster strong and dynamic communities in Nova Scotia,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Gaelic Affairs.

The licence plate is available at Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicles offices for passenger and light commercial vehicles.

A $50 donation will be collected with every purchase or renewal of the new plate and will go to the Gàidheil Air Adhart (Gaels Forward) Special Purpose Fund to support the language, culture and identity. The fund will be managed by the Gaelic Council through Gaelic Affairs.

“Comhairle na Gàidhlig/The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia is very pleased to see this initiative go forward, as it provides a great opportunity for Nova Scotians to support language and cultural initiatives in the province,” said David Rankin, council president.

More information about the new plate is available at https://novascotia.ca/sns/access/drivers/gaelic-symbol-licence-plate.asp .

To learn more, go to http://gaelic.novascotia.ca .

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     Nova Scotians can now celebrate their Gaelic heritage or

their connection to the language and culture by choosing

the new Gaelic licence plate.

     The plate is now available at Access Nova Scotia and

Registry of Motor Vehicles offices and can be issued to

passenger and light commercial vehicles.

     A $50 donation will be collected with every purchase or

renewal of the plate. All donations will go the Gaels Forward

Special Purpose Fund to support the language, culture and

identity throughout Nova Scotia.

     The fund will be managed by the Gaelic Council through

Gaelic Affairs.

     Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey said the new licence

plate supports the Gaelic language and culture in our

communities and helps to foster strong and dynamic communities

in Nova Scotia.

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Media Contact: Lynette Macleod
              902-424-0424
              Email: Lynette.Macleod@novascotia.ca