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Gaelic Evidence Base

This recent and key piece of research was commissioned by SDS in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Bord na Gàidhlig.

One of the high level aims of SDS’s Gaelic language Plan was to work in partnership with other public agencies to develop labour market information.

A Steering Group whose membership comprised a range of our stakeholders was set up to develop the research. The publication of this report forms the foundation of this process and we look forward to working with our partners to take forward the key findings of the research. 

Some of the key areas highlighted in the report are:

  • Increased prominence and focus on Gaelic language through media outlets, Gaelic arts, public body Gaelic language plans and an increasing recognition of the  potential economic value of the language.

  • The favourable policy context and focus on Gaelic language within sectors such as Tourism and Creative Industries.

  • Increased Gaelic Medium Education provision, particularly in the central belt.