Edinburgh reacts to Government Gaelic investment

Edinburgh's Education Leader has welcomed the Scottish Government's plan to invest in Edinburgh's Gaelic school and in early years provision in the city.

However, the authority has stressed that further Government support will be needed if demand increases as predicted.

City Education Leader Cllr Marilyne MacLaren said:

"Edinburgh's Gaelic school continues to grow in popularity so we welcome this investment that will offset pressures faced by the authority during next year. If demand for Gaelic continues to increase as predicted we will endeavour to meet that demand but the need for further Government support will also increase."

The Council is currently working up a report on future Gaelic medium education provision in the city.  The report is expected to be presented to a meeting of the Children & Families Committee on 18 May and will be made public on 11 May.


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