How to implement a Gaelic language plan

An effectively written Gaelic language plan enables successful implementation. It is also important to remember that plans will only have a maximum lifespan of five years before they are reviewed. It is crucial that the development of Gaelic within an organisation is seen as a long-term commitment, impacting across all departments, with consecutive reviews of the plan building on previous achievements to reach the long-term goal. This requires leadership, innovation, vision and coordination.



The ultimate intention is that services committed to in Gaelic language plans should become integrated into the normal running of the organisation. The majority of actions can be cost neutral if they are introduced through a rolling programme of change on an incremental basis. However, the Bòrd recognises that in the early stages of a plan, some additional costs may be incurred. In light of this, public authorities may bid for assistance through the Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) which opens to bids on an annual basis.

Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) 2016-17

The 2016-17 round of the Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) is now closed.