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The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has renewed its commitment to supporting a thriving Gaelic language and culture.
Published today, the third edition of SFC’s Gaelic Language Plan focusses on creating more opportunities to learn and use Gaelic within Scotland’s colleges and universities. Through community engagement, the impact of this activity will also extend beyond tertiary education and benefit communities, workplaces and other learning environments.
Working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, SFC will also explore the demand for Gaelic skills in areas like social and health care services and develop responses.  
One of the outcomes of previous plans has been SFC’s part in supporting the documentation of the history and usage of every word in the Gaelic language. Once complete, Faclair na Gàidhlig will be a multi- volume resource which will fuel the growth and expansion of Gaelic education at all ages and stages.
Karen Watt, Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council, said:  
“Our new Gaelic Language Plan recognises the value of Scotland’s linguistic diversity in building connections and enhancing our quality of life. In implementing the plan we will be playing an important role in in supporting Gaelic to thrive in all its communities.”  
SFC’s Gaelic Language Plan 2022-27 is now available on our website.