Members of the public needed to ensure future of dying language

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MEMBERS of the public are being asked to contribute their brutally honest views about a Gaelic Language Plan.

The Scottish Government are the ones behind the plan which has the aim of supporting and ensuring the sustainable future of the language.

The consultation is now open and will run for a total of 8 weeks and finally close on 9th September.

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Photo by Dav Doh on Unsplash. The Scottish Government created the plan in an effort to try sustain a future for the language.

Shirley-Anne Somerville, Education Secretary said: “The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland’s cultural identity and we are determined to continue to support the status and long-term future of Gaelic and maximise the opportunities to use, learn and promote the language.

“If Gaelic is to have a sustainable future, there needs to be a concerted effort on the part of government and partners to promote and enable the use of the language.”

The consultation considers proposals on how the Scottish Government can support the development of Gaelic and promote the use and delivery of the language in the daily business of the organisation.

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Photo by Reuben Teo on Unsplash. The Gaelic language is most commonly spoken up in the Scottish Highlands.

Miss Somerville added: “The draft version of our Gaelic Language Plan aims to support this by building on the commitments in place since the publication of our first plan in 2010.

“We welcome all views and I look forward to considering all responses to our consultation.”