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New Gaelic school planned for Glasgow

Alastair Allan, minister for learning, said he was 'delighted' to announce the funding. Picture: Robert Perry

Alastair Allan, minister for learning, said he was 'delighted' to announce the funding. Picture: Robert Perry

  • by CHRIS MARSHALL
 

A NEW Gaelic school is to be created in Glasgow following an £800,000 investment from the Scottish Government.

The primary school will be part of the existing Glendale Campus in Pollokshields.

Alastair Allan, the minister for learning, said: “The continued increase in demand for Gaelic medium education in Glasgow clearly demonstrates that parents are not only recognising the impressive learning benefits that come with a bilingual education, but that we are securing a sustainable and vibrant future for the language in

future generations.

“I am delighted to announce this latest funding and look forward to work beginning on the school to create an environment that will inspire pupils and school staff throughout their time there.”

Glasgow’s first Gaelic school, at Woodside, opened in August 2006. Councillor Stephen Curran added: “This money is very welcome.

“Along with investment from Glasgow City Council the provision will create opportunities for over 200 Gaelic speaking pupils and the new school will help provide progression for teachers in Gaelic medium education by extending their prospects in the city and alleviate the pressure on the Woodside campus.”

 

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