Your Parliament, Your Gaelic, Your Views, says Presiding Officer

21.09.2017

Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and non-Gaelic speakers are all being encouraged to give theirs views to the Scottish Parliament on the future shape of its Gaelic services.

 

Whether you take the short, three minute online survey about using Holyrood’s Gaelic facilities, or whether you want to submit a formal submission on the Parliament’s next Gaelic Language Plan, the Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh, is urging people to have their say.

Announcing the launch of the online surveys, Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP said:

“Gaelic matters. Whether or not you are Highland-born like me, it is part of who we are and part of Scotland’s rich cultural identity.

“The Scottish Parliament recognises Gaelic’s special status and that’s reflected in our laws, and in the Gaelic services we offer people when visiting Holyrood and engaging with the Parliament.

“That’s why we are launching two surveys about our Gaelic services - a quick and easy one to tell us briefly what you think, and a more detailed one about our Gaelic Language plan that covers our approach for the next five years.

“Do Phàrlamaid, do chànain, thoir dhuinn do bheachdan. It’s your Parliament, your Gaelic, tell us your views.”

Did you know?

  • You can write to or email the Scottish Parliament using Gaelic and you will receive a reply in Gaelic.
  • We offer Gaelic or bilingual sessions for schools, colleges and other educational groups. See the education section of our website for further details.
  • You can follow us and interact with us on social media in Gaelic. We have a strong social media presence in Gaelic including a Twitter feed and a Gaelic blog.
  • A wide range of information and educational resources are available in print and online in Gaelic.
  • The Parliament’s website contains a range of Gaelic pages: http://www.parliament.scot/gd

Find out more about the Scottish Parliament’s Gaelic services here.

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  • Telephone enquiry line: 0800 092 7500 or 0131 348 5395 (Gàidhlig)
  • info@parliament.scot
  • Text 07786 209 888
  • Ask a question online through live chat
  • We also welcome calls using the Text Relay service or in British Sign Language through contactSCOTLAND-BSL

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