Views sought on Gaelic Language Plan

Hannah Downey

Supporting the future of the language.  

The public are being asked for their views on the Scottish Government’s Gaelic Language Plan, which looks to support and ensure the sustainable future of the language.

The consultation considers proposals on how the Scottish Government can support the development of Gaelic and promote the use and delivery of the language in the daily business of the organisation.

The consultation, which opens today and will run for eight weeks, closes on 9 September.

Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said:

“The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and we are determined to continue to support the status and long-term future of Gaelic and maximise the opportunities to use, learn and promote the language.

“If Gaelic is to have a sustainable future, there needs to be a concerted effort on the part of government and partners to promote and enable the use of the language. The draft version of our Gaelic Language Plan aims to support this by building on the commitments in place since the publication of our first plan in 2010.

“We welcome all views and I look forward to considering all responses to our consultation.”


Consultation on The Scottish Government’s Draft Gaelic Language Plan: 2021-2026 - 

Responses will be used to inform the final Gaelic Language Plan.

A Gaelic translation of this article is available on the website.