NatureScot launches consultation on third Gaelic Language Plan


25 May 2021

NatureScot will today launch a public consultation on its proposed third Gaelic Language Plan.

The plan sets out how Scotland’s nature agency will build on achievements in order to strengthen its commitments to use, promote and develop Gaelic.

Prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, it pledges to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching aim that “Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations”.

Proposals include increased support for Gaelic communities to connect with and enjoy nature; additional research into our understanding of the natural environment through Gaelic; and workplace opportunities for Gaelic speakers within NatureScot’s Programme for Youth Employment.

Francesca Osowska, NatureScot’s Chief Executive, said: “This third iteration of our plan celebrates the inextricable connection between people and nature through Gaelic and strengthens our commitments to the language across the organisation.

“Our plan can only be enhanced by the views and opinions of the public and I encourage people to get involved in this consultation.”

The consultation will run for six weeks. People have until the 6th July 2021 to submit their views on the Plan.
Read the consultation on third Gaelic Language Plan here