Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the consultation – Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Strategic Plan 2022-25. A number of points and recommendations have been raised, including:
We recommend that your Gaelic Language Plan should be included in your list of “Existing SFRS Strategies/Plans that will help us achieve our strategic outcomes”.
There should be a reference here to SFRS’s own Gaelic Language Plan and that it contains various obligations regarding Gaelic. The text should then state that the Gaelic Language Plan refers to “Promoting recruitment of Gaelic speakers to ensure the language is increasingly visible and used in the workplace and this serves to ensure that SFRS “reflects the communities of modern Scotland”.
Responses to other consultations are available here.