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Gaelic is an integral part of Scotland's heritage, national identity and cultural life and we are committed to the objectives set out in the National Gaelic Language Plan.

Gaelic language plan 2019-23

Our first Gaelic Language Plan recognised that if Gaelic is to be revitalised as a living language, a concerted effort on the part of government, the public and private sectors, community organisations and individual speakers was required to:

  • enhance the status of Gaelic
  • promote the acquisition and learning of Gaelic
  • encourage the increased use of Gaelic

Our second Gaelic Language Plan builds on this, setting out how we will use Gaelic in the workplace and when communicating with the public and our partners. It expands ideas on how we will develop Gaelic over the next five years in the community, education, in the home and within arts, media, heritage, business and tourism.

Download the bilingual Gaelic Language Plan 2019-23 (PDF 6.99Mb)

Gaelic medium education in East Ayrshire

Find out about Gaelic medium education in East Ayrshire

Contact Information

Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone (General Enquiries): 07551 280834 or
Telephone (General Enquiries): 07721 857059 or