Cornwall – what’s next for the national minority?

In late April, after 20 years of campaigning just like the Scots, Welsh and Irish, residents of Cornwall finally celebrated minority status.

Dick Cole leader of the Cornish national party Mebyon Kernow which has a party of less than 600 members, described the news as a historic victory. “This is a fantastic announcement for Cornwall. I am absolutely delighted that the Government has recognised the Cornish people as a national minority.” The good news means Cornwall can now not only celebrate all the great things about Cornish culture, tourism and business but be recognised as constituent country, identifying their language, Celtic blood, and black and white flag.

One of the most interesting ideas that was discussed throughout the changeover was the idea of a Cornish translation for a dual-language road sign, even though there are still only around 550 declared speakers of the ancient language. There has been a mixed response from Cornish residents with many in favour of the protection status but wary of the speculation that money that may be invested in teaching the language in schools. Some resident claim that you don’t hear Cornish being widely spoken in the area and in fact, many of the people whom enjoy wondering the cobbled streets come from all over the UK. For more information visit:

There is no doubt that Cornwall, is a beautiful part of the UK to explore. If you have a park home or static caravan in Cornwall or you are planning to visit with your touring caravan, trailer tent or fifth wheel, make sure you contact Coast for a competitive insurance quote.

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