New National Parks Appraisal Framework
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted as response to the Scottish Government consultation on New National Parks Appraisal Framework. Amongst the points raised, we said:
Bòrd na Gàidhlig are responding to this consultation because we wish to see sufficient recognition of cultural heritage – of which Gaelic language and culture is a key element – within the appraisal framework.
Understanding the Gaelic landscape and increasing awareness of one of Scotland’s indigenous languages can strengthen attraction to and sense of uniqueness of the Scottish landscape and its linguistic and cultural heritage. By ensuring that any new National Park places importance on Gaelic language and culture at the outset, the Park, its residents, and visitors will benefit from a sense of place, an opportunity to use and learn Gaelic, an increase wellbeing through linking nature and language.
The full response can be accessed here.