A guide to the Clans and Tartans of Scotland: From Scottish Clan Information to Clan Merchandise, Handmade Kilts, Highland Outfits ... everything a true Scot should need and know.



enter clan name
    follow us on Twitter



    Postings on this topic in the 'Everything Scottish: Scottish Languages' chat forum

    This feature is provided by Scotster, the photo sharing and social site for Scotland. Clicking on a poster's name will take you to the Scotster website to view the person's full profile. You may click the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page or follow the links on Scotster. To post a message on this topic, please join Scotster.

    from Phillip U (adam) on Tue 29/01/13 20:10

    I am looking to get a phrase translated into Scottish Gaelic - anyone out there able to help me?
    The phrase I'm after is: "Life is what you make it"
    I have managed to translate word for word but would love to get someone who speak the language to translate it for me - with the correct grammer etc.

    Re: translation
    from David G: Texas Gael (texasgaidheal) photos on Wed 30/01/13 02:44

    I would say "Is am beatha na tha thu a' deanamh dhi.", but bear in mind that I am not a native speaker. The Gaelic speaking culture has a vast inventory of sayings and proverbs, which are poorly documented; A native speaker might produce something that would express the idea very differently.

    Re: translation
    from Phillip U (adam) on Sun 03/02/13 01:05

    thankyou David G for translating that proverb. did u know any scottish gaelic proverbs similar to "life is what you make it"

    Re: translation
    from Kenneth R (roadking) photos on Thu 11/04/13 16:20

    looking for a gaelic translation for " men of war " thanks !!

    Re: translation
    from Connie M (consean) on Tue 16/04/13 16:09

    I am looking to have .. faith, hope and love translated into scottish gaelic, I think it may be .. credeamh, dochas agus gra or creideamh, dochas as dilseachd... any help would be great!! thanks

    Re: translation
    from Iain C (doonhammer1) on Sun 16/06/13 11:41

    Does anyone know if there is a Gaelic translation for "Lest we forget"?

    This topic's tags: language, translation.


    Would you like to chat about the clan?

    Our social networking features are powered by Scotster, the photo sharing and social site for Scotland.

    We teamed up with Scotster to enable you to meet other people affiliated to the clan and to read and contribute to chat forums for the clan.

    Please login. Not a Member? Click to join Scotster - it's 100% FREE.
    email: password:

    Whether you're 100% Scottish, with Scots ancestry, friends or family, or you simply love Scotland, Scotster helps you to find people who share your interests:

    • Create a profile showing your clan affiliations and chat in clan forums
    • Expand your social circle by finding people who enjoy doing the same things you do
    • Share photos and memories of good times and great places
    • Link to your friends and chat with fast and easy-to-use messaging
    • Discover people in your local area or within any distance from a postcode or place name
    • Start talking right away by seeing who is online now
    • Organise and promote social events
    • Find people with local knowledge about what to do and where to stay in places you're visiting
    • Have a laugh, get serious or ask for advice in our friendly forums
    • Enjoy free unlimited access to all features
    Get started: