Government will recognise the Cornish under the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, will tomorrow announce that the government will recognise the Cornish under the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities.

Being recognised as a minority may sound like a technicality but it’s a big deal. The Cornish will have the same protections as the Welsh, Scottish and the Irish, meaning government departments and public bodies will be required to take Cornish views into account when making decisions. This is extremely important given our status as the poorest place in the UK. Cornwall still receives Convergence funding from the EU because we are poorer than parts of Eastern Europe. Too often national policies have failed to take into account our unique economy and issues. It will no longer be legally possible to ignore Cornwall.

Danny Alexander said:

“Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity. I am delighted that we have been able to officially recognise this and afford the Cornish people the same status as other minorities in the UK.”

Source: Bewnans Kernow

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities


St Piran’s Day Events March 5th 2014

 Gool Peran Lowen! Happy St Piran’s Day

Some of the events taking place on March 5th 2014, St Piran’s day in Cornwall.

09.30 Penzance, St Johns for 10.15 Procession from Causway Head, “St Piran in the Parc” Morrab Gardens mid morning

10.00 Porthleven, at “Gartul” (Courtesy of Pru and Andrew Bell) Flag Raising and Cornish Dance

10.00 Falmouth Parade from the Moor to Prince of Wales Pier before returning to the Piazza for singing, dancing and storytelling.

10.15 Bodmin, Procession: Meet at the Library for procession to Mount Folly.

13.00 Truro, Proession: Meet at Waterfall Gadens, St. Georges Road for procession to the Cathedral

13:30 Newquay  Killacourt bandstand at 1.30pm and ends at the Lighthouse Cinema for drinks and cake. 

14.00 Truro – Cornish music session at the Crab and Ale House, Bridge Street Truro

17:00 Bude – Bude Surf Life saving club, Crooklets, piped over cliffs, Irish piper, tea, biscuits at Surf club 

18.00 Launceston, Piping the flag at Launceston Castle.

19.00 Liskeard. St. Piran’s service St. Martin’s Church Liskeard.

19.00 Launceston, Harveys Pub, (Home of Crowns) St Pirans night music song and dance Session with Rob Strike

19.00 Bodmin, Bodmin Community College, Year 11 Leavers concert, Cornish Dance Display with Tan Ha Dowr

!9:00 Stratton Tree Inn, Beer, Pasties, Cornish sing song

Evening Newquay Rowing club,St Pirans celebrations, singing, rowing club singers, alan james ,raffle, plenty of Cornish Fayre,all donations for C.H.S.W

20.00 Bodmin Open House Cornish Music Session, Masons Arms Bodmin PL31 1JS , Contact 01208 77442

 0.00 Perranporth, Seiners Arms, Saints and Skinners Festival St.Piran’s Day Session and Shout!

Further events through out the week. 

London Kernow in the City