Draft Inverclyde Gaelic Language Plan 2022/27

Inverclyde Council recognises the value and importance of Gaelic to Scotland and is committed to playing its part in helping sustain and develop Scotland’s national language. 

The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, places a responsibility on public authorities to support Gaelic through the development and implementation of a Gaelic Language Plan.  The draft Inverclyde Gaelic Language Plan 2022/27 sets out how we will increase the visibility of Gaelic, promote its acquisition and learning and encourage its use locally to help safeguard its future in Scotland by adopting the over-arching principles of equal respect; an active offer and establishing a long-term vision for Gaelic within Inverclyde. 

The plan also details Inverclyde Council's commitment to the delivery of a number of strategic level actions, closely linked to the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018/23.  These are framed around the headings of:-

  • Increasing the use of Gaelic
  • Increasing the learning of Gaelic
  • Promoting a positive image of Gaelic

Folowing a six week public consultation, the Plan was approved by Inverclyde Council's Policy and Resources Committee at its meeting on 1st February 2022 and was submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig for final assessment and approval.  This process is now complete and the draft Plan will shortly be submitted to Ministers by the Bòrd for their approval. Once Ministerial approval is received, the Plan will be final.  As part of the governance of the Plan, Inverclyde Council will submit an Annual Monitoring Report to Bòrd na Gàidhlig on the progress being made with its implementation.  The draft Plan is available to view in the documents section of this page.