Scottish Languages Bill: island communities impact assessment

Island communities impact assessment for the Scottish Languages Bill. This is legislation to advance the status of, and provision for, the Gaelic and Scots languages.

The Scottish Languages Bill

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The Scottish Languages Bill

The Scottish Languages Bill, Island Communities Impact Assessment

Under the terms of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 (the Islands Act), the Scottish Government is a relevant authority and must have regard to island communities as it carries out its functions. As such the Scottish Government will consider the impact of new and revised policies, strategies and services and set this out in an Island Communities Impact Assessment. An impact assessment is also for Scottish Ministers when considering policies to be implemented by legislation. Below is a review of the impact of the Scottish Languages Bill on island communities. This review involves both comment on existing policies and policies proposed by the Bill where it is likely to have an effect on an island community which is significantly different from its effect on other communities (including other island communities) in the area in which the authority exercises its functions.



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