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Old 16-01-22, 10:21 AM
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Most online dictionary look-ups seem to show ‘Gael’ as meaning ‘Highlander’.

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Old 16-01-22, 10:45 AM
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In which case all of the Highland regiments would be "Gaels", not just the A &SH?
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Old 16-01-22, 10:51 AM
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Argyle in modern Gaelic is "Earra-Ghàidheal" from Old Gaelic "airer Goídel" (border region of the Gaels).

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My father was in the Argylls in WW2. Never heard him use the term.
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Presumably "Argylls" spoken with a Scottish accent?
As big Sonia probably once said:

‘Ah da ken aboot yoose, but they gyll pipers mak een halley racket, fit tae wik the deid’.

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Sounds like a lass that'd appreciate one of Billy Connolly's Glasgow cocktails - "Gie us a bucket o' diesel wi' a brolly in it".
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Yes, Gaels. Way back in the '70s I used to be in a Pipe Band based in Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie Canada. There were no less than four members who had served in the British Black Watch and several others who had served in other Scottish regiments which I now no longer recall. They all referred to the Argylls as the Gaels. Perhaps a nickname now lost in time.

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