Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Public consultation

The University undertook a 6-week public consultation on its Gaelic Language Plan throughout June and July 2012.

Students working toward the Edinburgh Award (Gaelic Outreach)

22 responses were received from the following stakeholders:

  • Member of the public – 10
  • University of Edinburgh staff – 4
  • Member of another Higher Education Institution – 3
  • Member of another organisation – 3
  • University of Edinburgh students – 2

19 responses were sent in English, 2 responses were sent in Gaelic, and 1 response was sent bilingually.

The University’s Gaelic Language Plan Working Group met on 1 August 2012 to discuss the responses to the consultation. Responses to the consultation were overall very positive and a number of changes were made. The Plan was then formally signed off by the Principal & Vice-Chancellor (on behalf of the University Court), before being submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 24 August 2012. Responses to the consultation are available below.

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