Gaelic consultation in Moray
A DRAFT Gaelic language plan will go out to public consultation in Moray.
All public bodies in Scotland are required by law to develop a plan to help promote Gaelic to the greatest possible extent.
Today Moray Council’s policy and resources committee was told that according to results from the 2011 census approximately 1,100 people in Moray have varying degrees of understanding of spoken or written Gaelic.
Although not recognised as a traditional Gaelic speaking area, the language was used by most people in Moray until the late 18th century and the majority of place names are adapted from Gaelic.
The draft plan will go out to consultation and a further report will be brought back to councillors in December.
The legislation requires that the draft plan is translated into Gaelic, which will cost £700.