Gaelic medium education statistics

Download – Gaelic Medium Education Statistics 2005-2016 Tha adhartais mòr air a bhith ann do dh’ fhoghlam tro meadhan na Gàidhlig ann an ùine ghoirid, agus gach bliadhna tha Riaghaltas na h-Alba a’ foillseachadh fiosrachadh le cunntas-sgoileirean a tha a’ sealltainn am meudachadh, neo lughdachadh, ann an àireamh sgoileirean na dùthcha. Tha na figearan seo a’ gabhail a-steach ionadan ‘s sgoiltean Gàidhlig ann am bun-sgoiltean agus àrd-sgoiltean agus tha iad cuideachd a’ dèanamh sgaradh eadar sgoilearan ‘s an ìre fhoghlam a th’ aca, leithid fileantaich, — Read more →

The new BBC Scotland

The BBC announced today its plans for BBC Scotland and BBC Alba to be included in the new Royal Charter, and it’s fair to say that most people will be pleasantly surprised and enthusiastic about what’s to come. In the biggest shake-up of the state broadcaster’s role north of the border in 30 years, a new dedicated BBC Scotland channel will launch in Autumn 2018 to provide 5 hours of Scottish-focussed content each day. The centrepiece of this new channel will be a so-called “Scottish — Read more →

Dreachd Plana Cànan Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig Ùr

Chaidh dreuchd fhoillseachadh den ath Phlana Cànan Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig aig Bòrd na Gàidhlig a bhios a’ stiùireadh innleachdan a thaobh ath-bheothachadh na Gàidhlig airson 2017-2022.  Ann an dòigh gu math fìor ‘s e seo am ‘manifesto’ airson na Gàidhlig san àm ri teachd, agus thathar a’ samhlachadh an adhartais a th’ air tighinn ‘on a chaidh Achd na Gàidhlig fhoillseachadh ann an 2005. Ach cuideachd cho fada ‘s a th’ aig a chànan ri dhol gus am bi inbhe tèarainteachd aige mar a bha — Read more →

New Draft National Gaelic Language Plan

A draft of Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s next National Gaelic Language Plan was published today to guide strategies to revitalise the language between 2017 and 2022.  In a very real sense it represents a ‘manifesto’ for Gaelic in the near future, and it represents the progress that has been made since the Gaelic Language Act was published in 2005.  However, it also shows how far there is to go before Gaelic has the “secure status” that organisations like CnaG and others fought for in the 70s — Read more →

Let’s not say bye to HIE

The Scottish Government looks set to scrap Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) as part of a review into Scotland’s innovation and commercial enterprise. In its’ stead will be a centralised body that will oversee development across the country, but this will seriously damage the work being done to help some of Scotland’s most economically disadvantages regions and the Highlands & Islands will suffer the worst of the consequences. The discussions into the role of this new body have been ongoing since last month’s first stage — Read more →