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Gaelic

Just like many of Scotland’s natural habitats and species, Gaelic is a unique yet fragile resource that we seek to protect.

Scottish Natural Heritage sees Gaelic as a unique aspect of Scotland's heritage, national identity and cultural life. But we also know that its position is fragile.

We are committed to promoting Gaelic usage and have a dedicated Gaelic Officer to develop resources and other activity.

Gaelic Language Plan

We were one of the public bodies in Scotland asked by Bòrd na Gàidhlig to produce a Gaelic Language Plan under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005.

The Act aims to secure the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland, given equal respect to the English language.

By involving the public sector, the hope is to raise the status and profile of Gaelic as well as create practical opportunities for its use. All of which should help to give Gaelic a sustainable future.

Gaelic Language Plan 2016-2021 (Gaelic)

Gaelic Language Plan 2016-2021 (English)

Find out more

Gaelic publications

Gaelic-English dictionary of nature words

Gaelic education resources

Contact

Robyn Ireland, Gaelic Officer
Telephone: 01463 725 148
Email: gaelic@snh.gov.uk