Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

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Gaelic

Everyone in Scotland can be involved in the Scottish Parliament, whatever language they use. Gaelic plays an important part in the Scottish Parliament. 

Gaelic language plan

The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 led to the creation of the Parliament’s Gaelic language plan.

The plan:

  • sets out a structure to increase opportunities to engage with the Parliament in Gaelic
  • says Gaelic and English should have equal respect

Use Gaelic to engage with the Parliament

You can engage with the Parliament in Gaelic, whether you are a fluent speaker or a learner. Some of the ways you can engage are by:

Participate in the parliament using Gaelic

You can participate in the Scottish Parliament using Gaelic. You can use Gaelic to:

  • write to or email your MSPs
  • send your views to committees
  • submit a petition

Raising awareness

We also want to raise awareness of Gaelic through measures such as bilingual signage in our building and the use of Gaelic in our publications.

For full details of Gaelic in the Scottish Parliament, see our SPCB Gaelic language plan and our language policy.

Abair Beagan/Sgrìobh Beagan (Speak a little/Write a little) resources

Learn some simple written Gaelic phrases for parliamentary (or other) meetings and some simple written Gaelic for correspondence.

Abair Beagan/Sgrìobh Beagan resources 


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