Beinn Dearg or Ben Jerrag?

A new service has been released by the Gaelic Development Agency to provide you with a sound-file of Gaelic pronounciation of Scottish mountain names.

All you need is the mountain’s name and it’s OS NGB, then go to and enter your request. This seems to be powered by Gaelic speaking humans so please don’t abuse the service! And if you don’t have a map handy to get the OS NGB … try this really useful site

Personally I’m holding out for the app that you just point at the hill and it speaks to you …

Now, whether we should just pronounce the names phonetically or add that Gaelic flair and risk confusing the emergency services is up to you to discuss over a mince pie and a mulled wine. Have a good Christmas!

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