Gaelic Language Plan

Scottish Government's plan to support the promotion of Gaelic throughout Scotland.


1 Census data is taken from the 2001 census Gaelic report, available online at: Education figures are taken from: University of Strathclyde, Faculty of Education (2006). Pupil Numbers in Gaelic Education 2006-07, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

2 Greater Glasgow is defined here as Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

3 Galloway, John (1995). Estimation of the Number and Distribution of Adult Learners of Gaelic: Final Report. Inverness: Comunn na Gàidhlig.

4 In the 2006/07 session, 701 children were attending 60 Gaelic-medium nurseries, 2092 primary school pupils were being educated through the medium of Gaelic in 62 schools and 293 secondary school pupils were studying through the medium of Gaelic in 17 schools. In the same year, 945 pupils were studying Gaelic for fluent speakers in classes in 37 secondary schools, most of which do not yet offer any other subjects through the medium of Gaelic. A further 2696 secondary pupils studied Gaelic classes for learners in 35 schools.


Email: – Central Enquiry Unit

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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