Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a body having functions exercisable with a view to securing the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland, including the functions of preparing a national Gaelic language plan, of requiring certain Scottish public authorities to prepare and publish Gaelic language plans in connection with the exercise of their functions and to maintain and implement such plans, and of issuing guidance in relation to Gaelic education

Current Status of the Bill

Received Royal Assent on 1 June 2005

Introduction of the Bill

Bill introduced by Peter Peacock on 27 September 2004

Accompanying documents:

Stage 1


Lead Committee: Education

Education Committee on 17, 29 November 2004; 1, 8, 15, 22 December 2004; 1219 January 2005

Finance Committee on 923 November 2004; 7 December 2004

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 29 November 2004

Stage 1 Report (Education Committee) on 26 January 2005


2 February 2005

Stage 3


Bill passed on 21 April 2005

Received Royal Assent on 1 June 2005

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