Gaelic Language Plan

Creative Scotland recognises that Gaelic is, and continues to be, an integral part of Scotland’s heritage, national identity and our current and future cultural life.

We are committed to the ambitions and aims set out in the National Gaelic Language Plan and will work, particularly, to ensure that:

“Gaelic use in the arts and other creative spheres has a range of positive benefits from economic to raising the appeal of Gaelic and strengthening loyalty to the language, offering opportunities for skills development, access to performances and for expression and participation at community, national and international levels.”

National Gaelic Language Plan 2017-22

Creative Scotland is currently in the process of developing our the third Gaelic Language Plan which will cover the years 2022-27. This Plan is required of Creative Scotland as set out in the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005.

As part of this development process, we have developed a High Level version of the Plan, which has been approved by Bord na Gaidhlig, and is published below.

The Plan sets out how the work of Creative Scotland and the people and organisations we support across Scotland’s cultural and creative sector, can help support Gaelic language and culture, promote a positive image of the language, increase its use and encourage learning.

Our full Gaelic Language Plan for 2022-27 will be published in Autumn 2022.


High Level Aims - 2022-2027

Download the High Level Aims of Creative Scotland’s support for Gaelic Language and Culture 2022-27 in Word format.

Creative Scotland Gaelic Language Plan 2019-22

View and download the Gaelic Language Plan 2019-22 in PDF format.

Gaelic Language Plan 2012-2017

Download the previous Gaelic Language Plan for 2012-17 (PDF).