- 22 Oct 2019
Date received: 7 Oct 2019
Date responded: 21 Oct 2019
You asked for;
1. I would like to see a breakdown of money received by the Highland Council from both the 'Gaelic Specific Grants' scheme, as well as from the 'Gaelic Capital Fund' in the current and most recent financial
years. I would also like a breakdown of how this money has been spent.
2. Has the Highland Council received any money from the 'Gaelic Capital Fund' to fund the building of a new Gaelic school?
1. As per our discussion of the 10 October I have sent out in the table below the Gaelic Specific Grant allocated to Highland Council and specific additional project support for the current year and previous 5 years.
|2019/20||£905k||Support for Gaelic education in line with the regulations for Gaelic Specific Grant and Gaelic Learners in Primary School training. More detail would be obtainable from Highland Council|
|2018/19||£935k||Support for Gaelic education in line with the regulations for Gaelic Specific Grant and Gaelic Learners in Primary School training. More detail would be obtainable from Highland Council|
|£4k||Support the delivery of Celtic Media Festival.|
|2017/18||£940k||Support for Gaelic education in line with the regulations for Gaelic Specific Grant and Gaelic Learners in Primary School training. More detail would be obtainable from Highland Council|
|£10k||Development of Fas Foghlam|
|£7.5k||Scoping study for Early Years in Dingwall|
|£5.235k||Development of Additional Support for Learning support and Training for teachers.|
Below is a table outlining the Gaelic Capital to Highland Council support in the past 5 years.
|2018/19||£35k||Bleacher seating at Lochaber Primary School.|
|2017/18||£37.085k||Bleacher seating at Portree Primary School.|
|2016/17||£500k||Demountables at Sleat Primary School and Broadford Primary to support GM|
|2015/16||£2.8m||Funding towards a new Gaelic school in Inverness|
|2014/15||£1.2m||Funding towards a new Gaelic school in Inverness|
2. As discussed and set out in the table above, Highland Council has received a total of £4m towards a new standalone Gaelic school in Inverness.
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Central Enquiry Unit
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