Gaelic education

9Guidance on Gaelic education

(1)The Bòrd may prepare and submit to the Scottish Ministers guidance in relation to the provision of Gaelic education and the development of such provision.

(2)Subsections (2) to (8) of section 8 apply to guidance under subsection (1) as they apply to guidance under subsection (1) of that section.

(3)After subsection (4) of section 5 (education authority’s annual statement of improvement objectives) of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 (asp 6), insert—

(4A)In complying with subsection (2)(c) above, an education authority shall have regard to—

(a)any Gaelic language plan published by the authority under section 5(9) of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 7), and

(b)any guidance published by Bòrd na Gàidhlig under section 9 of that Act..