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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service publishes new Gaelic language plan


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The 2023-2026 Gaelic language plan: An initiative shaped by the community

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has released the second edition of their Gaelic Language Plan for 2023 – 2026.

The latest plan was crafted in tandem with staff and local communities, following a public consultation exercise undertaken in early 2022.

To learn more about this, visit the official announcement.

Supporting the growth of Gaelic in everyday situations

SFRS expressed their dedication to backing national efforts in broadening the application of Gaelic in a myriad of situations.

The organisation holds the view that Gaelic language is a shared heritage and aims to highlight its historical significance.

The Gaelic language plan: A collaboration with Bòrd na Gàidhlig

In accordance with the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, the plan was formulated in collaboration with Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

The act’s requirements can be found by following the link provided in the official announcement.

The inputs of SFRS employees and the wider Scottish communities played a pivotal role in shaping the second plan.

Their insights, collected during the 2022 public consultation, greatly influenced its development.

For those interested in viewing the Gaelic Language Plan 2023 – 2026, in either English or Gaelic, it can be accessed here.

IFSJ Comment

The latest Gaelic Language Plan by SFRS stands as a testament to the organisation’s commitment to cultural heritage.

It underscores the pivotal role of community participation in such initiatives.

This development reiterates the potential for local languages to be an integral part of safety and rescue operations, ultimately paving the way for more inclusive and effective communication.

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