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Bòrd na Gàidhlig chair Arthur Cormack has resigned from his post with immediate effect.In a letter to Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages Dr Alasdair Allan, Mr Cormack cited personal reasons for standing down.
He said: ‘I am relinquishing my post having been off work for some time and concluding that I cannot continue to do everything I have been doing between Bòrd duties and my daily work.
‘I want to thank the members and officers of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Ministers and government officials who supported me in my role.
‘I wish the Scottish Government every success in all its efforts to promote Gaelic as I do to Bòrd na Gàidhlig and a new cathraiche (chair) in the future.’
Dr Allan accepted the resignation ‘with regret’ and praised Mr Cormack’s ‘tireless commitment’ to the Gaelic language.