The Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan – Response by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

The Highland Council are seeking opinions on the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan.  Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response.

“Bòrd na Gàidhlig welcomes the opportunity to provide advice for the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan. It is increasingly recognised that Gaelic language and culture contribute to economic growth and as Highland is one of the main Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland-including the Inner Moray Firth, there are significant opportunities to contribute to further development through and for Gaelic. For example, the 2011 Census showed 6.6% of Inverness residents aged 3 and over having some Gaelic language skills. That is, approaching four times the Scottish average (1.7%). Further, many place names in the Inner Moray Firth are Gaelic or derive from the language.

This opportunity can be addressed by including references to Gaelic at a number of places in the document and by cross-referencing to Highland Council’s own Gaelic Language Plan.”

Read more here.

You can access the public consultation responses by Bòrd na Gàidhlig here.