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Forestry and Land Scotland recognises that Gaelic is an important part of Scotland's heritage, national identity and cultural life. We are committed to ensuring that Gaelic has a sustainable future in Scotland. 

We have been working with Bòrd na Gàidhlig to develop a new Gaelic Language Plan. In line with other public bodies, our plan sets out how we will demonstrate three key principles in relation to Gaelic Language: 

  • The first is Equal Respect, securing the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland, commanding equal respect to the English language.
  • The second is Active Offer, making an active offer of our Gaelic services to our employees and the public.
  • The third is Mainstreaming, ensuring that opportunities for the public and our staff to use Gaelic are normalised.

This will support the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-23 aim that Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations.

Gaelic Language Plan - English (PDF)

Gaelic Language Plan - Gaelic (PDF)

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If you have any questions relating to our Gaelic Language Plan, please contact: