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.

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.

We have now revised and refreshed our Gaelic Language Plan for 2019-23.

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.

Consultation

We’re now consulting on this and your views, ideas and opinions are vital in shaping the future of Gaelic language and culture in East Ayrshire. Visit our consultation page to find out more and how to comment.

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 576004
Telephone: 01563 576087
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