Gaelic in the classroom and beyond

The National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023 which sets out the framework for the faster growth of the language across Scotland has been launched by John Swinney, deputy first minister of Scotland.

The central purpose of the plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations and to promote a positive image of Gaelic, and increase learning and use of Gaelic across Scotland.

Young people, education, Gaelic in the family and promotion of the social, economic and cultural value of Gaelic across Scotland are some of the key priorities of the new plan.

The 2018-2023 Plan is the result of a comprehensive consultation process with individuals, communities, Gaelic organisations, voluntary organisations, and public authorities and is the third plan to be produced by Bòrd na Gàidhlig – the public body with responsibility for the promotion and development of the Gaelic language in Scotland.

There are huge opportunities for Gaelic to contribute to Scotland’s economic growth through business, education, publishing, arts, literature, drama, media and music. The positive longterm future for Gaelic, young Gaelic speakers and learners looks bright. Whether you’re a native speaker or a learner, this is great news.

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Chaidh am Plana Cànain Nàiseanta Gàidhlig ùr fhoillseachadh aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba le John Swinney, Leas Phrìomh Mhinistear na h-Alba.

’Se prìomh amas a’ Phlana, gun tèid Gàidhlig a chleachdadh nas trice, le barrachd dhaoine agus ann am barrachd shuidheachaidhean. Tha na prìomh theachdaireachdan, amasan, raointean leasachaidh agus geallaidhean ùra a chithear sa Phlana uile a’ toirt taic don àrd-amas seo gum bi Gàidhlig air a cleachdadh barrachd. Chithear am Plana air

Bòrd na Gàidhlig, with support from the Scottish Government and across the political spectrum, works closely with partners and communities in rural and urban Scotland to promote the Gaelic language and culture. For more information about the national Gaelic language plan, visit their website.