FERRY FIRM HELPS SECURE GAELIC FUTURE
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has launched a consultation to gather views and opinions on a new five-year Gaelic Language Plan 2022 to 2027.
Those with an interest in promoting Gaelic are invited to share their views and opinions on CMAL’s draft plan.
The closing date for completing the online survey is 5.00pm on 5 January 2022.
CMAL’s plan sets out its commitments and achievements towards enhancing the status of the language and promoting its use through a range of actions and initiatives.
These include bilingual signage at harbours and other properties; bilingual names for all ferries; Gaelic translation of communications material, such as website and social media.
Meanwhile, a number of employees are currently learning Gaelic.
Kevin Hobbs, chief executive at CMAL, said: “Gaelic is an important part of Scotland’s heritage, national identity and cultural life.
“We recognise that the position of Gaelic is extremely fragile and if it is to be protected and revitalised, it needs the combined efforts of individuals and organisations.
“We are committed to playing our part to help ensure Gaelic has a sustainable future in Scotland.”