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Harper Macleod's Gaelic Lawyer takes to twitter

The Gaelic language, social media and the legal world have been brought together by Harper Macleod, one of Scotland’s largest law firms, with a new and unique twitter feed. 

Calum MacLeod, an Associate within the firm’s energy & natural resources team, who tweets under the twitter account @gaeliclawyer will provide legal updates and highlight relevant issues, in Scotland’s native tongue, Gaelic, and English. 

The feed will initially concentrate on renewable energy, rural property and crofting issues but will also provide a platform for conversation and debate on many legal topics. 

Calum, who is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, said: 

“As a native Gaelic speaker, it was only natural for me to provide a fair share of tweets in Gaelic, and it has been keenly supported by all at Harper Macleod. 

“In any event, there is a natural cross-over between the Gaelic language and culture and issues such as crofting law.” 

Chris Kerr, Partner at Harper Macleod said: 

“When Calum joined the team we could see from the outset how passionate he was about Gaelic and his aims to try and combine his love for the language and the law. 

 “We hope the new twitter feed will be useful to the Gaelic community and be a well utilised information source, and maybe encourage others to learn a bit more about the language.”