God bless Gaelic

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I am baffled by Joanna Cassidy Campbell’s comparison of Gaelic to “a Damien Hirst installation” (Letters, 13 November). Enjoyable study has provided me with a reading knowledge of the language but I still benefit from the helpful subtitles often displayed on BBC Alba.

On Sunday evening, while watching Alleluia, I enjoyed fine singing, learned about an unfamiliar Scottish poet and hymn writer, and listened to a superb reading from the biblical Book of Proverbs.

I was neither “beguiled” nor “bewildered”, but enlightened, delighted – and dare I say it – blessed.

John Coutts

Ladysneuk Road