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Advice and Guidance 

Gaelic medium education delivery is governed by the following documents:

The Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education published by Bòrd na Gàidhlig in 2017.

Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education – Bòrd na Gàidhlig (

This Guidance is principally for education authorities and builds on the practice and delivery that has been developed by education authorities over the last three decades.  Based on that experience, this Guidance aims to explain the different elements that constitute Gaelic education in Scotland and to establish a consistent approach and a clear expectation of what Gaelic medium education (GME) is and how it should be delivered.

This Guidance is also for parents.  It provides further detail on how to proceed with the submission of a request to an education authority to assess the need for GMPE, and an explanation of how the process works.  It also provides parents with an explanation of what they can expect if they submit a request to assess the need for GMPE.

Download the Statutory Guidance here. 

Advice on Gaelic Education published by Education Scotland in 2015.

Advice on Gaelic Education/ Comhairle mu Fhoghlam Gàidhlig | Self-evaluation | National Improvement Hub

This Advice provides important information on the national context, and describes best practice to support practitioners and local authorities in evaluating and planning for improvement in Gaelic Education.

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