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Clackmannanshire Council recognises that Gaelic is an important part of Scotland's heritage, national identity and current cultural life. To preserve Gaelic language and culture, all councils in Scotland must have a Gaelic Language Plan.
The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2004. Its aim is to secure the status of the Gaelic Language as an official language of Scotland commanding equal respect with the English language. Clackmannanshire Council's Gaelic Language Plan was approved at its meeting in March 2020.
The Gaelic Language Plan will act as a policy framework for developing Gaelic within Council services while recognising the importance of Gaelic in the educational, cultural, social and economic activity within Clackmannanshire.
Clackmannanshire Council fully endorses the aspirations of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and the objectives of the associated national plan. We are committed to playing our part in securing the status and future of Gaelic as a living language in Scotland and as a distinctive aspect of our country's cultural heritage.
We wish to support the revitalisation of the language and we will collaborate closely with Bòrd na Gàidhlig and our community planning partners to achieve this aspiration.
In particular, we will promote Gaelic in the corporate functioning of the council and also promote the acquisition and use of Gaelic, particularly through our learning and leisure services.
For more information, you can refer to our online consultation via Citizen Space, which took place early in 2015.
Our Consultation Report is also available.
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