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Gaelic language

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 Language Plan 2019-2023

Gaelic language plan 2013-17

Between 2013-17 we set out a series of aims and ambitions in our own Gaelic Language Plan and how we would achieve these. The Plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and agreed by Cabinet in April 2014.

Consultation

We consulted on the Gaelic Language Plan for 2019-23. Visit our consultation page to find out more.

Gaelic medium education in East Ayrshire

Find out about Gaelic medium education in East Ayrshire

Contact Information

Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576140
Parental Enquiries: 07392 864105