SQA Launches Gaelic Language Plan

Gaelic Language Plan Launch - 2011

Pictured above are Bòrd na Gàidhlig Chief Executive John Angus MacKay and SQA Chief Executive Dr Janet Brown with pupils from An Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School).

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has launched its Gaelic Language Plan.

Gaelic Language Plans are a key component of the strategy intended to deliver the Scottish Government’s National Plan for Gaelic.

These are designed to secure the status of the language envisioned by the Scottish Government and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

SQA Chief Executive, Dr Janet Brown said:

“I am very pleased to announce the launch of our Gaelic Language Plan.  The plan seeks to support and recognise Gaelic speakers and learners of all ages as they positively engage with Scotland's education and qualifications system.  The success of our plan depends very much on continuing and enhancing the strong partnership between SQA and our delivering centres and on the close, positive collaboration with our partner agencies.

“In particular, our plan ensures that SQA will continue to play an integral part in supporting Bòrd na Gàidhlig's key national priorities of expanding Gaelic-medium education, Gaelic learner education in schools and Gaelic education for adults”.

Read the Gaelic Language Plan press release.

Read the Gaelic Language Plan.

Pictured below are Paul Traynor (cello) and Iona NicLeòid (clàrsach) who provided musical entertainment at the launch event at An Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School).  The other pupils who took part in the event were:  Sarah MacDonald (violin), Catriona Campbell (singing) and Teacher Frances McEachen.  Other pupils who performed were:  Alison MacGregor, Shannon Beattie, Sorcha Groundsell and David MacKenzie.

Gaelic Language Plan Launch - cellist

Gaelic Language Plan Launch -clarsach - final