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Gaelic Language Plan public consultation

This consultation is now closed.  If you have any queries please contact our Policy, Planning and Performance Division.

We would like to hear your views on the proposed draft Gaelic Language Plan 2013-17 which has been prepared under the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005.

East Ayrshire Council’s Gaelic Language Plan 2013-17 is the authority’s first Plan. It sets out planned aspirations for Gaelic over the next four years, detailing how these will be achieved.  It has a strong focus on actions for young people and members of the community with an interest in Gaelic learning, specifically Gaelic Medium Education, and also seeks to promote a wider interest in Gaelic culture and heritage.

Your views on the contents of the Plan and any suggestions that you have on ways that it could be improved would be greatly appreciated by the consultation deadline of Thursday 7 March 2013.

You can download a copy of the draft Gaelic Language Plan via the further information menu. The consultation survey is available via the link in the online forms menu.

For printed copies, please contact the Council’s Policy, Planning and Performance Division on 01563 576037.

Any written responses should be returned to:

East Ayrshire Council
Department of Finance and Corporate Support
Policy, Planning and Performance Division
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU

Link to news release

Addition to consultation report

Onthank Parent Council response to the proposed move of the Gaelic medium unit to the new school

We the Parent Council support the consultation on the creation of a 3-18 campus for the provision of Gaelic education.

We the Parent Council ask that the Children of the GMU remain at Mount Carmel until the new school has been built. This is so that the children do not have more disruption in their young lives and will allow the new Head Teacher at Onthank to get the full use of the school from day one and not have to wait three years. Also moving the children back over the road for such a short time will be expensive and in these times of austerity surely we should be reducing costs wherever possible.

Contact Information

Community Planning
Telephone: 01563 576037
Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576140
Parental Enquiries: 07392 864105