SURVEY: Gaelic language survey to go live this week in Argyll and Bute

Lovely Glen Fruin, above Helensburgh, is now officially part of Argyll and Bute.

By Aileen Maclennan

A survey is being carried out by Argyll and Bute Council to establish the needs of the Gaelic language in the area, including Helensburgh, Cardross, Rhu and the Lochside.

The survey will go live on Thursday (14 January) and its findings will enable the council to make the best use of its resources, and identify which actions from the Argyll Gaelic Gathering are a priority for local communities. This information will then be fed directly into the council’s Gaelic Language Plan.

Council Leader, Councillor Robin Currie, pictured right, said: “Gaelic has played an important part in the history of Argyll and Bute for hundreds of years and it is vital that we continue to raise awareness of it within our communities.

“Gaelic is considered to be the founding language of Scotland, and we recognise the importance of the language in our communities where it continues to be used, yet it is at risk of dying out if people do not continue to use it. We need more people to learn Gaelic and help us to preserve the future of this special part of our heritage.

“I would urge you to let us know what things you feel are important by completing this survey, so that your views can be incorporated into our Gaelic Language Plan. Thank you.”

To give your views in the survey, visit: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/consultations/community-gaelic-research-survey

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