National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023 is launched

This image is FREE to use, issued on behalf of Bòrd na Gàidhlig - The new National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023 (Am Plana Cànain Nàiseanta Gàidhlig 2018-2023) which sets out the framework for the faster growth of the language across Scotland, has been launched today (Wednesday 28th March) at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The central purpose of the Plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations. The key messages, aims, priorities and new commitments contained in the Plan all contribute to achieving this increased use of Gaelic. Principal amongst these are promoting a positive image of Gaelic, to increase the learning of Gaelic, to increase the use of Gaelic and that Gaelic belongs to the whole of Scotland. The National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023 will be available from 3pm on Wednesday 28th March at http://www.gaidhlig.scot/bord/the-national-gaelic-language-plan/ - picture shows Allan MacDonald, Chair of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, (left) with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, and Shona MacLennan, CEO, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, going over the new National Gaelic Language Plan at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh - for further information please contact Murdo Morrison, Communications Manager at murchadh@gaidhlig.scot 07525 893 367 / 07500 016 960 / 01463 225454 or contact oifis@gaidhlig.scot - picture by Donald MacLeod - 28.03.2018 - 07702 319 738 - clanmacleod@btinternet.com - www.donald-macleod.com

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The new National Gaelic Language Plan, which sets out the framework for the faster growth of the language across Scotland, has been launched this week at the Scottish Parliament.

The central purpose of the plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations.

The key messages, aims, priorities and new commitments contained in the plan all contribute to achieving this increased use of Gaelic.

Principal among these are the following:
* Gaelic belongs to the whole of Scotland.
* Promoting a positive image of Gaelic.
* Increasing the learning of Gaelic.
* Increasing the use of Gaelic.

To read the plan, go to http://www.gaidhlig.scot/bord/the-national- gaelic-language- plan