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Gaelic Success Story

Gaelic Education is a significant success story. Since it began in the 1980s there has been a year on year growth and there has been growth in the numbers of pupils being educated through the medium of the language.

The National Gaelic Language Plan 2012-2017 sets outs national targets for further growth in Gaelic-medium education and Gaelic Learners’ Education in Scotland, meaning further job opportunities for Gaelic teachers in the future.

Currently, 59 primary schools, across 14 local authorities, offer Gaelic-medium Education. At Secondary level 33 schools offer Gàidhlig (fluent speakers), 15 of which offer additional subjects through the medium of Gaelic, and 31 schools offer Gaelic (learners) as a subject.

See maps of where Gaelic Education is delivered in Scotland here.

Find out more about Gaelic Education here.