Gaelic Medium Education (GME) is for anyone regardless of the language of the home. GME has been available in Argyll and Bute for over twenty years and continues to thrive and grow.
The Scottish Government is committed to supporting Gaelic as an official language of Scotland. The Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education gives parents the right to request Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE) for their child in an area that does not have Gaelic provision.
Parents/carers of children who are under school age, and who have not yet started to attend a primary school, have a right to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education within their locality.
For further information on the right to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education, please refer to the statutory guidance.
Would you like your child to be educated through Gaelic?
Parents/carers who wish to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education must complete this online PDF, and submit it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Schools offering Gaelic education
Gaelic medium education is currently available in Oban, Appin, Dunoon, Mull, Tiree and Islay.
Rockfield Primary School provides Gaelic Medium education from age 3. Oban High School has a Gaelic department that delivers a fluent speaker’s and learner’s pathway.
Tiree Primary / High School provides Gaelic education from 3 – 18.
Argyll and Bute Council Responses to Parental Requests
- Response to a Parental Request for Gaelic Medium Education (GMPE) in Bunessan Primary School, Isle of Mull - May 2017
Useful Gaelic Links
- Bòrd na Gàidhlig / National Gaelic Language Board
- Comann nam Pàrant / National Body for Parents of children in GME
- BBC Alba / Gaelic Language Television Channel
- Gaelic4Parents / Online resource for pupils of GME and their parents/carers including help with homework
- Gaelic Teaching / Information and Recruitment
- Stòrlann Naiseamta na Gàidhlig / National Gaelic Resourcing Agency
- Sabhail Mòr Ostaig / Gaelic College in Skye and providers of distance learning
- Learn Gaelic / Online resource for Gaelic Learners
- Comhairle nan Leabhraichean / Gaelic Books Council
- The National Parent Forum of Scotland