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Should Gaelic become the language of instruction in Scottish schools?


Research from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey shows that 48 per cent of Scots prefer that students receive education in Gaelic and believe parents should have the right to choose the language of instruction.  This rose to 91 per cent when respondents were asked if parents in Gaelic-speaking areas should have the right. The sample consists of 1,229 people.


However, access to education in Gaelic is very low and only about 0.6 per cent of Scottish primary school pupils are being taught in Gaelic schools. Currently, the language is spoken by fewer than 60,000 Scots and in the next 50 years, if the language policy is not changed, it will be spoken by even fewer people than now, or it could disappear.
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