Decision details


Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which advised members of an issue that had arisen in relation to the Council’s Gaelic Language Plan. Bòrd na Gaidhlig have proposed two amendments to the plan that are considered to be material and requires a Council decision to proceed.




The Council –



Notes the current status of the Council’s Gaelic Language Plan.



Notes that the majority of actions in the plan continue to be delivered.



Agrees the amended Target recommended by Bòrd na Gaidhlig: Up to 90% of all primary schools in the Council area will offer Gaelic at L2 or L3.



In respect of the proposed amendment to the Plan by Bòrd na Gaidhlig to establish a Gaelic School, agrees no further change to the Council’s draft Plan as previously approved by the Community Services Committee.

Moved by Councillor Currie, seconded by Councillor Mulvaney



We wish to take the opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work undertaken to promote the provision of the Gaelic language throughout our diverse council area. We confirm our agreement to recommendations 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, and propose the following amendment to recommendation 3.4

3.4 In respect of the proposed amendment to the plan by Bòrd na Gaidhlig to establish a Gaelic School requests that officers provide a comprehensive report to the next meeting of the full Council outlining the detail behind the Bòrd’s rationale for requesting this amendment.

Moved by Councillor McKenzie, seconded by Councillor Blair.


As the meeting was being held on a virtual basis the vote required to be taken by calling the Roll and Members voted as follows –





No Vote

Cllr Corner

Cllr Armour

Cllr Kelly

Cllr Corry

Cllr Blair


Cllr Currie

Cllr Brown


Cllr Green

Cllr Campbell-Sturgess


Cllr A Hampsey

Cllr Forrest


Cllr D Hampsey

Cllr Howard


Cllr Hardie

Cllr Hume


Cllr Kain

Cllr Irvine


Cllr Kennedy

Cllr Kennedy-Boyle


Cllr MacPherson

Cllr Martin


Cllr McCabe

Cllr MacQuire


Cllr McNeilly

Cllr McFadzean


Cllr Moreland

Cllr McKenzie


Cllr Mulvaney

Cllr Philand


Cllr Penfold



Cllr Sinclair



Cllr Vennard



Cllr Wallace






The Motion was carried by 18 votes to 14 with 1 no vote and the Council resolved accordingly.


(Ref: Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Customer and Support Services dated 21 June 2022, submitted)

Publication date: 06/07/2022

Date of decision: 30/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 30/06/2022 - Argyll and Bute Council

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