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Gaelic Plan Consultation Meetings Begin In Thurso

20th October 2011

Monday, 24 October, sees The Highland Council embarking on eight consecutive evening consultation meetings on its second generation draft Gaelic Language Plan.

The consultation meetings are taking place in the following areas:

Thurso at the High School on Monday 24 October,

Portree at the Fingal Centre on 25 October,

Ullapool Macphail Centre on 26 October,

Inverness at Bun-sgoil Inbhir Nis on 27 October,

Fort William at Lochaber House on 28 October,

Dingwall at the Community Centre on 31 October,

Aviemore, on 1 November at the International Starters, and finally

Golspie on 2 November at the High School.

All meetings begin at 7.00pm.

The consultation period, which started on 10 October, runs until 4 January 2012.

The actions proposed in the draft Gaelic Language Plan will be delivered between 2012 and 2016 under six Themes: Gaelic in the home; Gaelic in the community; Gaelic in Education; Gaelic in the workplace; Gaelic in the arts, media and heritage; and Gaelic in economic development.

These broadly match the six Development Areas in Bord na Gaidhlig's Draft National Gaelic Language Plan. Copies of the draft plan are available on the council's website at

Councillor Hamish Fraser Chairman of the Councils Gaelic Committee said: "It is vital that the public, Gaelic and cultural organisations and communities engage and take part in the consultation process.

"I would urge individuals and organisations with an interest in Gaelic education and community development to feed in to our consultation and to contribute to our plans for Gaelic over the next few years."

For further information please contact Kenny Murray, Gaelic Development Manager, 01463 724224.


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