Cultural Education Case Study: Pilot Gaelic Language Initiative for Scotland’s Universities 2009 – 2011

In 2009, the College of Arts was funded to produce a Gaelic Language Initiative for the development of Gaelic language and culture amongst staff and students.

The University appointed the first Gaelic Language Officer in Scotland’s traditional universities. They developed an annual programme consisting of informal learning opportunities for staff and students, regular cultural events, and stronger links with the Glasgow Gaelic community.
A connected project, the Gaelic Language Residency Scheme, aims to provide young Gaelic speakers with the opportunity to live in a Gaelic environment and use Gaelic as their main language.
The success of the initiative has led to the creation of Gaelic Language Officer posts in the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the UHI.

Project Partners:
Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council

Gaelic Language Officer:
Fiona Dunn

To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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