Scottish Government to fund demand for Gaelic in Glasgow
MOTHBALLED classrooms are to be re-opened as part of a £200,000 initiative to meet the rising demand for Gaelic education.
The Scottish Government is helping to fund work at the Glasgow Gaelic School’s Woodside campus, which it says has been prompted by increasing interest in Gaelic medium education.
The announcement was made by Minister for Gaelic Alasdair Allan on a visit to the school where he was accompanied by Dinny McGinley TD, Irish Minister for State for Gaeltacht Affairs, who is representing the Irish Government in Scotland during the St Patrick’s day celebrations.
Dr Allan said: “Opening up these classrooms once again is a clear indication of the increasing popularity of Gaelic medium education in the city. I am very happy to provide an additional £200,000 from the Scottish Government to make this happen.
“Woodside campus is thriving, with more pupils through the doors and the local community using the new sports facilities. The Council and the city’s Gaelic community as a whole can be very proud of the school and the contribution it is making to a sustainable and vibrant future for Gaelic nationally.”
Headteacher Donalda McComb added: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Allan to Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School) for the first time. The school has continued to expand and develop since it opened in 2006 with an increasing number of pupils enrolling year on year.”
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