About Us

Bòrd na Gàidhlig is the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development, including providing advice to Scottish Ministers on Gaelic issues.

Established under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (The Act) Bòrd na Gàidhlig is the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development and providing advice to the Scottish Ministers on Gaelic issues.

Under the terms of the Act, Bòrd na Gàidhlig is required to exercise its functions with a view to securing the status of Gaelic as an official language of Scotland commanding equal respect to the English language.

Our Approach

  • Encourage innovation
  • Build partnerships
  • Be open and accountable
  • Promote positive messages
  • Deliver value for money
  • Make decisions based on sound evidence
  • Ensure good corporate governance
  • Adopt good practice
  • Learn from others

Our Partners

  • Government and its Agencies
  • Education Authorities, Agencies and Organisations
  • Economic, Cultural and Tourism Development Agencies
  • Media, Creative and Heritage Organisations
  • Gaelic Organisations
  • Enterprises
  • Community Groups
  • Individuals

Our Vision

Gaelic is seen and heard on a daily basis across Scotland, such that it is widely recognised as an integral part of Scottish life and a national cultural and economic asset.

What We Do

  • Graphic: A checklist with three items and the second one ticked Produce the National Gaelic Language Plan and co-ordinate its delivery
  • Oversee the development and implementation of Gaelic Language Plans by Public Authorities
  • Issue statutory guidance to develop Gaelic education
  • Graphic: An exclamation mark in a circle Advise Scottish Government Ministers on Gaelic issues
  • Distribute funds for the development of the Gaelic language
  • Graphic: A hierarchy with a person and arrows flowing down to three other people Provide leadership and advice in support of Gaelic language initiatives
  • Initiate and implement projects and initiatives
  • Graphic: A megaphone Promote Gaelic locally, nationally and internationally
  • Listen and react to the needs of communities
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