Gaelic Plan


At VisitScotland we recognise that the Gaelic language is an integral part of Scotland’s heritage, identity and culture, which makes it vital when we are marketing Scotland to our visitors.


A Visitor Survey carried out in 2015 revealed that a third of visitors found an interest in or enjoyment of finding out about Gaelic, particularly international visitors


Our Gaelic Language Plan acknowledges this interest from our visitors, as well as the importance of ensuring the long term sustainability of the Gaelic language. The plan outlines a core number of commitments focusing on key areas of our operation such as corporate identity, signage, and communication with the public and the use of Gaelic on our consumer website –


Since the launch of our first Gaelic Language Plan we have carried out several commitments including:


Our Gaelic Plan covering 2015-2018 


Our draft three year Gaelic Plan was open for public consultation until Friday, 8 May 2015 and interested parties were invited to submit their written comments to Riddell Graham, our Partnerships Director.


The plan received approval by Bòrd na Gàidhlig on 3 December 2015. The plan is a three year plan covering the period 3 December 2015 to 3 December 2018.


PDF document VisitScotland Gaelic Plan - size 1.41mb


PDF document VisitScotland Gaelic Plan - size 1.39mb



Our 2012-2015 Gaelic Plan: 


Our first Gaelic Language Plan was a three year plan, drawn up by representatives from across the organisation, including both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers. The plan was circulated for public consultation before it was finalised in 2010. The Plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005.

The completed plan can be viewed below:


PDF document VisitScotland Gaelic Plan - size 331kb


View our 2012-2015 Gaelic Plan in Gaelic here.

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