Gaelic language and cultural support
Perth & Kinross Council have been actively involved in supporting the Gaelic language and culture for many years. As a local authority which serves a diverse range of cultures, we are committed to developing and supporting our Gaelic-speaking population as well as learners and parents alike.
Here you will find information on education, culture, Gaelic-related activities and events across the area.
Gaelic Language Plan
Perth & Kinross Council's second Gaelic Language Plan (2018 - 2022) was recently part of a public consultation. The draft plan [926Kb] sets out the Council's aims and ambitions for Gaelic over the next five years and how these will be achieved. The outcome of this consultation will inform how we support the development of Gaelic language in Perth and Kinross.
Under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 Perth & Kinross Council were notified by Bòrd na Gàidhlig on behalf of the Scottish Government of their legal obligation to produce a Gaelic Language Plan which seeks to demonstrate the Council's commitment to Gaelic and increase awareness and usage of the language.
Our Gaelic Language Plan [1Mb] which will act as a policy framework for developing Gaelic within Council services and recognises the importance of Gaelic in the educational, cultural, social and economic activity within Perth and Kinross area.The first for Perth & Kinross Council was passed by full Council on 19 December 2012 and has been approved by the directors of Bòrd na Gàidhlig on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Gaelic Language Plan translated into Gaelic [6Mb] is also available.
Gaelic playgroups, or Croileagan, are a good way for like-minded parents/carers to meet and for children to be immersed in another language before entering Primary School.