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Glasgow City Council approves new Gaelic language plan

A four-year action plan to increase the use of Gaelic throughout Glasgow has been approved by the city council.

It sets out policies for promoting the language across education, workplaces and Glasgow's cultural scene.

The city already has one Gaelic school with another planned for 2015.

Councils are required to prepare a Gaelic Language Plan under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005. Glasgow's plan will now go to Gaelic agency, Bord na Gaidhlig, for approval.

Bailie Aileen Colleran, executive member for communities, said: "The increasing popularity of the Gaelic language has brought with it a heightened interest in the language and culture.

"Our plans for the next four years will help support the demand for Gaelic in the city and focuses on developing further opportunities for people of all ages to learn about their Gaelic culture and heritage.

"We have achieved much of what we set out to do in the first Gaelic Language Plan and we will continue to work with the Gaelic speaking community to make sure we deliver action that is appropriate for the needs of the city."

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