Consultation Response: National Islands Plan Review
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Government consultation on the National Islands Plan Review. Amongst points raised, we said:
Having a National Islands Plan is very helpful. We particularly welcome its statement that “the Scottish Government recognises the importance of the Gaelic language to many island communities, and the importance of the Gaelic speaking island communities to the survival and sustainability of Gaelic in Scotland”.
It is very useful that Gaelic is referred to within most of the Plan’s Strategic Objectives rather than being treated as a stand-alone issue. This has provided an avenue for Bòrd na Gàidhlig to participate – and raise the profile of Gaelic – in organisations such as the Convention of the Highlands and Islands, Highlands and Islands Regional Economic Partnership and the Islands Deal Advisory Forum.
The full response can be accessed here.