Give us your thoughts on the Gaelic Language Plan

Published Date: 

12 Jan 2018 - 15:39

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting people to give their views on its Gaelic Language Plan.

The Gaelic Language Plan provides information on how the Council, in partnership with other organisations, will address the needs of individuals, groups and communities who continue to see Gaelic as a major part of their daily lives.

People are therefore being invited to provide feedback on the draft plan by 19 February 2018. The plan can be accessed here. Please send your thoughts and views to gaelic@argyll-bute.gov.uk

The Council’s Policy Lead for Gaelic, Councillor Robin Currie, will also be taking part in a live consultation event later this month via video conference - further details of this will be published soon. If you would like to take part in this please contact gaelic@argyll-bute.gov.uk. Councillor Currie will also be available to discuss the plan with members of the public at 11am on Friday 9February at the Furan Centre in Oban.

Councillor Currie said: “Gaelic has played an important part in shaping Argyll and Bute and it is a significant part of our culture and heritage. The Council works hard to promote the Gaelic language. We offer Gaelic education in seven of our primary schools; we have a dedicated Gaelic Centre; we provide employees with the opportunity to take part in Gaelic learning classes; and we have several posts where Gaelic is essential or preferable.

“We want to expand and promote the range of Gaelic services and resources which are available to our service users. We are committed to the promotion and future growth of Gaelic education, language and cultural activities through continued awareness raising and learning opportunities for employees and our communities. It is vital that people take part in this consultation and provide us with feedback to help shape the future of Gaelic in the area.”