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Gaelic Language Plan
The Highland Council’s Gaelic Language Plan for 2012-16 was given statutory approval by Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 18 September 2012; and is available below.
Plana Gàidhlig (Gaelic Language Plan 2012-2016) (2221kb pdf)
This Plan sets out the Council’s aims and ambitions for Gaelic from 2012-16; and how these will be achieved. This renewed and refreshed Plan does not replace the 2007-11 Gaelic Language Plan, but builds on the Council’s ongoing successes and achievements in growing Gaelic. The Council is determined to increase the number of Gaelic speakers and significantly enhance the profile of Gaelic. To achieve our aspirations, we will have a strong focus on actions for our young people and families particularly in Education; and in the Home and in Communities.
We will also increase the use and profile of Gaelic within Council Services and we will work to strengthen and build Gaelic with a range of partner organisations across the Arts, Media and Heritage and the Economic Development sectors. The Council will also work to ensure that the interests of Gaelic are taken into consideration within its spheres of influence including the Community Planning Partnership locally and the wider levels of Government beyond.
We commit ourselves to reviewing our progress and to preparing annual reports on the implementation of the Plan. Finally, we will always try to improve on our performance and delivery and, in the uncertain economic times ahead, we will do all we can to provide Gaelic with a strong, prosperous and sustainable future.
Councillor Jimmy Gray, Convener of The Highland Council
Councillor Drew Hendry, Leader of The Highland Council
Councillor Hamish Fraser, Chair of The Highland Council Gaelic Implementation Group