The production and delivery of a Gaelic Language Plan fits well with our organisation’s operations and we are well-positioned to further the aims of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
The National Park Authority’s third Gaelic Language Plan is currently in development and will be published in 2023. We continue to deliver on the commitments in the Gaelic Language Plan (2017-2022) which you can find below.
Within our Conservation remit, the National Park Authority appreciates the need to conserve our cultural heritage and recognises the role the Gaelic language has to play in this respect. Our Visitor Experience work touches over 3.5million people every year within the National Park area and this clearly represents an opportunity to raise the profile of Gaelic to this wide and diverse audience. Our responsibility for Rural Development has the potential to ensure that the promotion of Gaelic is acknowledged throughout our communities across the Park.
This Gaelic Language Plan confirms our organisation’s commitment to the language and hope that we will come to be recognised as a significant contributor to the protection and development of the language throughout the country.
Our second Gaelic Language Plan further develops engagement and educational opportunities as well as continuing to grow the range of Gaelic resources we have for raising the profile of Gaelic within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
If you’re keen to learn a bit of Gaelic then there are great, interactive resources that make learning fun at:
Or for more in-depth study there are distance learning courses like the ones offered by the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig