Policies & Publications

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Corporate Plan 2018 - 2023

Confidentiality Policy

Biodiversity Duty Reporting

Our Stakeholder Charter

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Bòrd na Gàidhlig is continuously working to bridge the Gender Pay Gap and has introduced a new talent and success programme to track the development of key talent and to identify potential future leaders within the organisation.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has made significant improvements in reducing its Gender Pay Gap over the past year. We are proud of closing our mean pay gap by 4.8% and our median pay gap by 3.1%, however we understand that more must be done to fall in line with the national average.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has introduced a new personal development process tailored to the needs of staff member’s individual career aspirations and ongoing development. This is geared towards propelling staff on the right career path through the organisation.

Our Gender Pay Gap report was due for the year ending March 2020, however due to the pandemic this was delayed. Publishing this data provides the organisation with the opportunity to identify ways which we can make improvements across the board.

Due to the small staffing structure within Bòrd na Gàidhlig, our gender pay gap regularly fluctuates because of the composition of our workforce. We have 22 employees, so any change in staffing can have a major bearing on the breakdown of these figures.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig will continue to examine our internal and external recruitment process to ensure that we appeal to all. As standard, we regularly review working practices and monitor flexible working, internal promotions, salary, and recruitment.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig gender pay gap report 2020-21

Bòrd na Gàidhlig gender pay gap report 2021-22

Corporate Parenting and Children's Rights Reporting

As part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, Bòrd na Gàidhlig has now legally been designated as a Corporate Parent. This means that we now have statutory duties to fulfil with regard to looked after children and young people (LACYP) and care leavers. The  responsibility for fulfilling these duties lies across the organisation, although ultimate responsibility lies with the Board and our Senior Management Team.

 Bòrd na Gàidhlig Corporate Parenting Plan 2023-2028

Bòrd na Gàidhlig Children’s Rights Report 

Executive Non-Departmental Public Body Framework Document

The framework document has been drawn up by the Scottish Government in consultation with Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

It sets out the broad framework within which Bòrd na Gàidhlig will operate and defines key roles and responsibilities which underpin the relationship between Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Scottish Government and forms a key part of the accountability and governance framework.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig Framework Document

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 31 and 32 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 imposes a duty on the Scottish Government and listed public bodies to publish information on the following types of expenditure as soon as reasonably practicable after each year end:

  • Public relations
  • Overseas Travel
  • Hospitality and entertainment
  • External consultancy
  • Individual payments greater than £25,000

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Expenditure and Payments over 25K

BnG Expenditure Apr 2022 – Mar 2023 

BnG Expenditure Apr 2021 – Mar 2022

BnG Expenditure Apr 2020 – Mar 2021

BnG Expenditure Apr 2019 – Mar 2020

BnG Expenditure Apr 2018 – Mar 2019

BnG Expenditure Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

BnG Expenditure Apr 2016 – Mar 2017

BnG Expenditure Apr 2015 – Mar 2016

BnG Expenditure Apr 2014 – Mar 2015

Standard Contract Terms & Conditions

See below for Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s Stanadard Contract Terms and Conditions:
Standard Contract Terms Conditions Purchases of Consultancy Services
Standard Contract Terms Conditions Purchases of Goods
Standard Contract Terms Conditions Purchases of Services

Please note:  Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s Standard Contracts are currently being updated.  For further assistance or information while this work is in progress, please contact oifis@gaidhlig.scot


Equality duties

Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations (the Regulations) Bòrd na Gàidhlig is required to publish progress on mainstreaming the public sector equality duty (PSED) and the outcomes the organisation has set every two years.  Following changes in the Regulations, Bòrd na Gàidhlig must also publish statements on equal pay and information about board members.  The full report of the programme of mainstreaming initiatives that the organisation has been working to deliver, together with progress towards delivery of the equality outcomes, can be found here:

Bòrd na Gàidhlig Equalities Report 2017

Bòrd na Gàidhlig Equalities Report 2021

Climate Emergency Charter