Police Scotland launch plan for wider use of Gaelic language

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages. Picture: Greg Macvean

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages. Picture: Greg Macvean

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Draft plans for greater use of the Gaelic language within the police service have been launched.

The plans are part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to raise the status and profile of Gaelic, and create practical opportunities for learning and use of the language.

The draft plans from Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) were unveiled at the Royal National Mod in Oban, with the support of Bord Na Gaidhlig, with officers wearing uniforms bearing English and Gaelic forms of Police Scotland and a vehicle with the Gaelic version of the Police Scotland logo.

Gaelic language plans are a statutory requirement for all public bodies in Scotland.

Alasdair Allan, minister for learning, science and Scotland’s languages, said: “I am delighted to support the launch of this consultation. The Scottish Government is firmly committed to supporting all our indigenous languages, including Gaelic.

“It is welcome to see Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority demonstrating firm commitment.”

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