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Money received by Highland Council from Gaelic Specific Grant: FOI release

Published: 22 Oct 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
22 Oct 2019
Money received by Highland Council from Gaelic Specific Grant: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900004999
Date received: 7 Oct 2019
Date responded: 21 Oct 2019
Information requested

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?

Response

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.

Year Allocation Description
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
2016/17 £958k 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
2015/16 £958k 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
2014/15 £958k 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
£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.

Year Allocation Description
2019/20 NA  
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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