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Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Section 1 – Constitution and functions of Bòrd na Gàidhlig

8.This section establishes the Bòrd with the functions of promoting the use and understanding of the Gaelic language; promoting Gaelic education and Gaelic culture; advising on Gaelic language, culture and education matters; and monitoring and reporting to the Scottish Ministers on the implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in relation to the Gaelic language.

9.Subsections (2) and (3) specify the general functions of the Bòrd and the outcomes the Bòrd should seek to achieve in exercising those functions.

10.Subsection (4) enables the Scottish Ministers to issue directions or guidance to the Bòrd.

11.Subsection (6) introduces schedule 1 which makes detailed provision concerning the status, membership etc. of the Bòrd.

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