Professor Of Gaelic At The University Of Edinburgh

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Gaelic will soon be the default language in Western Isles schools

Comment Wilson McLeod: Securing Gaelic in the Western Isles and beyond

COMHAIRLE nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) recently attracted a flurry of media attention by announcing that Gaelic-medium education (GME) will become the default model in the islands’ schools, so that parents preferring English-medium education will have to opt out. GME has been offered in the islands’ schools since 1987, but English has been the default option up to now.