Associate Feature: Gaelic and the Economy

One of the prime responsibilities of the chief executive of Bord na Gaidhlig is leading the creation for Scottish Ministers of a national plan for Gaelic. This is renewed every five years, with the current plan published in 2018. A significant message in this plan is that Gaelic is an economic asset. The Gaelic language and its culture generate opportunities across many sectors of the Scottish economy. This is of course in addition to its educational, cultural and creative contributions to everyday life.

The positive impact from Gaelic is unquestionable. The role of the Gaelic media as an economic and social driver with the potential to create real growth in our communities is clearly demonstrated by the study MG ALBA commissioned as is the tangible and intangible value of Gaelic festivals and events, such as the Royal National Mòd. Evaluations of its economic contribution to the towns and cities that host it demonstrate this.

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