Draft guidance on the development of Gaelic language plans

This draft guidance has been developed by Bòrd na Gàidhlig under section 8 of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) and supersedes the original guidance that was first published in 2007.

There are several supporting documents mentioned in this draft guidance, and they can all be accessed directly from this guidance document.

It is important to note that we are consulting on the draft guidance document itself and not the supporting documents.

We have developed an on-line survey to gather views on the draft guidance, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

The 2005 Act requires that the consultation be open for not less than 3 months and for that reason, will officially run from Monday 17th June 2019 to 5pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019.

Once the feedback has been collated and views taken into account, Bòrd na Gàidhlig will finalise the draft guidance document before it is submitted to Scottish Ministers for their view.

Once that stage has been completed, Bòrd na Gàidhlig will publish the new guidance document.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig would like to thank you in advance for your participation in this consultation and for helping us develop a document that will play a crucial part in fulfilling the aim of the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-23 – that Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations – for many years to come.

Draft guidance on the development of Gaelic Language Plans


Supporting Documents