Today Bòrd na Gàidhlig launches an online questionnaire to collate ideas on what should be in the next National Gaelic Language Plan. The current National Gaelic language plan (NGLP) runs from 2018 to 2023, with the aim that the new plan will be published in 2023.

One of the key responsibilities of Bòrd na Gàidhlig under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 is to prepare the National Gaelic language plan every 5 years, before submitting it to Scottish Ministers seeking approval.

The aim is to publish a draft of the next NGLP for a 3-month period of public consultation in Autumn 2021.

Daibhidh Boag, Director of Language Planning and Community Developments said, “At this point we are aiming to collect ideas from different people on their priorities for Gaelic development in the years to come.

“Important conversations are taking place just now about Gaelic development and this online questionnaire gives people from communities across the country the opportunity to take part.

“The results of this questionnaire will be used as a firm basis for the draft plan which will go out for public consultation for three months towards the end of next year, where the public will once more get the opportunity to give their views.”

Update: This questionnaire closed on Monday 25th of January 2021.