Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Draft Gaelic Plan 2025-2030

Our draft Gaelic Plan sets out the University’s proposed principles and commitments for Gaelic for the next five years. We are currently seeking your views on our draft plan.

Gaelic wall sign.

Leugh sa Ghàidhlig

As a global University firmly rooted in our unique civic history, we recognise the responsibilities we have towards Gaelic, one of the native living languages of Scotland.

For the past five years, we have followed a plan of commitments set out in our current Gaelic Plan (2019-2024) which saw an increase in our learning opportunities, the establishment of a Gaelic Writer in Residence scheme, and the strengthening of our ties with local organisations and Gaelic networks amongst other ambitious and progressive initiatives.

Our latest Gaelic Plan comes to an end in 2024, and while we have seen progress towards the aims of that plan, it is important that we look again at our strategic direction for Gaelic. To that end, we have published a draft Gaelic Plan which sets out our key principles and commitments for Gaelic for the period 2025-2030. 

Read our Draft Gaelic Plan 2025-2030

Consultation Now Live

We are keen to ensure that our new action plan for Gaelic reflects the priorities of our staff, students and our local community.

We are therefore seeking your views – whether you are a Gaelic speaker or not – on the content and structure of our draft Gaelic Plan.

The online survey will be open until 23:59 on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Respond to the consultation in English 

Cuir freagairt a-steach dhan cho-chomhairle sa Ghàidhlig 

If you would like the questionnaire in a different format, please contact the Gaelic Officer at isla.parker@ed.ac.uk

Additional Consultation Opportunities 

Along with the questionnaire, we will also be hosting in person workshops for staff, students and members of the local community. Dates and times for the workshops are not yet online but will be posted on this page. In the meantime, if you are interested in coming along to a workshop, please contact the Gaelic Officer.

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Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and we look forward to hearing your views on the future of Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh.