Scots Language Working Group report: Scottish Government response

Response outlining actions the Scottish Government will be taking forward regarding the consideration of the Scots language.


Fiona HyslopIt gives me great pleasure to publish the Scottish Government's response to the report of the Scots Language Working Group. Without doubt, Scots is an important part of our cultural and linguistic heritage and, over the last few years, we have taken a number of steps to support it.

I am grateful to the members of the Working Group, they gave their time and expertise and have produced an informative and interesting report. I have now given careful consideration to the recommendations made by the Working Group and responses to it from the public bodies mentioned.

In my response to the recommendations of the Working Group, I have considered in detail how the recommendations are, or can be, put into practice. I am confident that the efforts of the Scottish Government together with the Scots community will continue to strengthen this valuable part of Scottish life.

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Fiona Hyslop MSP
Minister for Culture and External Affairs


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