Gaelic Language Audit

Closed 31 Oct 2017

Opened 8 Aug 2017


On the 29th of December 2016 Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority launched their respective five year Gaelic Language Plan. As a public bodies, Police Scotland and the SPA have a duty to play a part in creating a sustainable future for Gaelic in the public life of Scotland.  

In collaboration with Bòrd na Gàidhlig - the executive branch of the Scottish Government with responsibility for Gaelic, we have created a plan on how we will play our part in helping Bòrd na Gàidhlig achieve its aspirations and objectives for Gaelic in Scotland.  

Why We Are Consulting

We are conducting this audit to assess the current level of Gaelic language ability of our officers and staff.

We are also using this as an opportunity to assess our potential level of Gaelic language ability, and interest in gaining or improving Gaelic language skills within both organisations.

What Happens Next

We will be using the data we receive to identify staff and officers with the skills and enthusiasm to help deliver on our commitments in the Gaelic Language Plan.

At the end of the five year plan we will conduct another audit to assess how the plan has increased Gaelic language ability and awareness within the organisation.


  • All Areas


  • Emergency Services


  • Consultation