A public consultation is to take place on behalf of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to discuss a proposed new Gaelic Language Plan.
Members of the public are being invited to share feedback on the plan, which is the third Gaelic Language Plan produced by the education establishment.
Discussions will take place to explore the methods in which UHI intends to promote and develop the use of Gaelic through its practices, communications and curriculum from 2018 to 2022.
Professor Clive Mulholland, principal at UHI, said: “Gaelic is an integral part of Scotland’s heritage, national identity and cultural life. As the only university based in the Highlands and Islands, we are intensely aware of our responsibilities to enhance the status of Gaelic and promote its use through the learning opportunities we provide.
“We hope our new plan will build on these achievements and demonstrate the university’s continuing commitment to the development and enhancement of Gaelic.
“Consultation is an important part of the process, so I would encourage anyone with an interest in the plan to share their views.”
Proposals to be considered include enhancing the Gaelic curriculum through producing more bilingual resources for students, as well as providing more training opportunities for employees and enhancing the use of Gaelic in marketing and communication materials.
The consultation will run for eight weeks between Monday 25 June and Monday 20 August. The plan is available at www.uhi.ac.uk/draftgaelicplan where feedback can also be provided.