Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the public body with responsibility for Scottish Gaelic, has published the draft National Gaelic Language Plan 2017-2022 for public consultation. The plan has a legal status. This version has an increased focus on childcare and education. Brexit is a cause for some concern as many of the frameworks for minority languages are Europe-based and leaving the European Union could present further challenges.
The plan contains a commitment to work with Community Land Scotland to make sure that Gaelic is at the heart of economic development resulting from the substantial numbers of community land buyouts, through linking it with tourism, heritage projects or social care businesses, for example, and integrating Gaelic learning and usage into economic growth.
You can provide your feedback on the draft plan at www.gaidhlig.scot. The consultation will end on 17 May, with the final plan to be published by the end of June 2017.