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As "Landscape" (Uimh. 18, Nollaig 2000), nuachtlitir le Terralingua (, a bhaineadh an slíocht seo:

Threatened Cessation of Gaelic-medium Education in Scotland

A part of a range of cuts which are being proposed in the Education Budget in Perth & Kinross, one option which the council are currently considering is the cessation of Gaelic-medium education in the area. Gaelic-education is currently provided at the Perth & Kinross nursery and Primary Unit in Goodlyburn Primary School, Perth, and at the secondary level in Perth Academy. Twenty-five children are currently being educated through the medium of Gaelic in Perth and Kinross.

The council is also considering the option of cutting the budget for visting speicialist teachers. Comann an Luchd Ionnsachaidh ("C.L.I.") understands that there is, herefore, a question mark over the post of Peripatetic Gaelic teacher in Highland Perthshire.

The council is currently consulting members of the public regarding the options for cuts. [Hmmm...mar shampla, "Beurla"!]. C.L.I. see this matter as an issue of national importance and, therefore, encourage members and supporters to participate in this counsultation process regardless of where they live.

Puplic meetings with the title "Budget Road Show" were held in January to allow the public to air their views on these cuts and fill in a questionnair about the cuts, and it would be helpful if anyone within reachof these meeting could attend and voice support for the continuing of the Gaelic Medium Unit.

Perhaps you could consider supporting the parents of the
Gaelic Medium Unit by writing to or sending an e-mail to
the following people, voicing your opposition to the cuts:

Harry Robertson, Chief Executive --

Cllr. Jimmy Doig, Leader of the Administration --

Cllr. Margo Lennie, Convener, Education Committee --

Bill Frew, Director of Education & Children's Services --

Alasdair Morrison, M.S.P., Minister for Gaelic --

Jack McConnell, M.S.P., Minister for Education --

Perth & Kinross Council
2 High Street
Peair PH1 5PH. Alba/Scotland
FAX: 011-44-1738-635225

Le durachd,
C.L.I.--- a' riochdachadh luchd labhairt ùra na Gaidhlig
representing the new Scots Gaelic speakers
E-mail: Web:

Cothrom -- an raitheachan da-chananach -- Gaighlig is Beurla
the bilingual quarterly -- English and Gaelic

Send C.L.I. your postal address for a free sample of Cothrom -- plus information from our database on all home, local and distance learning opportunities around the globe.

62 Ard Sraid
Inbhir Ghordain IV18 0DH Alba/Scotland

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