Consultation Response: A Human Rights Bill for Scotland

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s public consultation on: A Human Rights Bill for Scotland.  Among the points raised, we said:

Scottish Gaelic is a minority, indigenous language of Scotland, and has been spoken in the country for over twelve centuries. Its decline can be directly linked to 400 years of legislation designed to extirpate it from Scottish society. Recognition of indigenous minority language rights in the Human Rights Bill for Scotland is essesntial in re-establishing the language in its homeland.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig are responding to this consultation because we wish to see greater clarity on the proposed Bill’s implications for the Gaelic language.

The full response can be accessed here.