Proposed Land Ownership and Public Interest (Scotland) Bill
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament consultation Proposed Land Ownership and Public Interest (Scotland) Bill. In the response, we said:
We support policy developments that will assist community land purchases particularly in areas where Gaelic remains relatively strong. The National Gaelic Language Plan notes that “reforms, such as community land ownership…will…have an impact on many of the communities with Gaelic speakers and so are important to…. the progress of Gaelic in Scotland”. It also notes that growth in community land ownership can also provide opportunities for using Gaelic and for increasing the value of the language to speakers.