The 2018/19 audit of Bord na Gaidhlig: Governance and transparency

 

The 2018/19 audit of Bord na Gaidhlig: Governance and transparency

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland, said: "Gaelic is an important part of Scotland's culture. 
"But all public bodies, irrespective of their size, must demonstrate clear and effective governance and make key decisions in an open and transparent way.
"The Bòrd's leadership team and board must deliver significant improvements  in the issues raised to establish the trust and confidence of staff and stakeholders, including the Parliament and the public."

The 2018/19 audit of Bord na Gaidhlig: Governance and transparency

 

Oral evidence session 16 January 2020

The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland, Audit Scotland and Deloitte LLP.

Please read the Official Report of 16 January 2020.

Meeting papers for 16 January 2020 (1.44B pdf).

Minutes from meeting 16 January 2020

 

The Committee agreed to take oral evidence from Bord na Gaidhlig and the Scottish Government at a future meeting. This was subsequently posponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Meeting correspondence and follow-up

Letter from Convener to Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government, 18 February 2020 (135KB pdf)

Letter from Permanent Secretary to Convener, 11 March 2020 (180KB pdf)

Letter from Acting Convener to Chief Executive, 28 May 2020 (158KB pdf)

Letter from Acting Convener to Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice, 28 May 2020 (157KB pdf)

Letter from Chief Executive to Acting Convener, 24 June 2020 (300KB pdf)

Letter from Chief Executive to Acting Convener (Gaelic Version), 24 June 2020 (126KB pdf)

Letter from Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice to Acting Convener, 10 July 2020 (275KB pdf)

Oral evidence session 24 September 2020

The Committee took evidence from Shona MacLennan, Chief Executive, Mary MacInnes, Chair and Dr Stewart MacLeod, Chair of Audit and Assurance Committee, Bord na Gaidhlig and:

Paul Johnston, Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice and Douglas Ansdell, Head of Gaelic and Scots Team, Scottish Government, followed by;

the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Please read the Official Report of 24 September 2020.

Gaelic version Official Report of 24 September 2020 (589KB pdf).

Meeting papers for 24 September 2020.

Late Papers - Correspondence from Bord na Gaidhlig

Minutes from 24 September 2020.

Meeting correspondence and follow-up

Letter from Acting Convener to Chief Executive of Bord na Gaidhlig, 2 October 2020 (81KB pdf)

Letter from Acting Convener to Paul Johnston, Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice, Scottish Government, 2 October 2020 (88KB pdf)

Letter from Chief Executive Bord na Gaidhlig to Acting Convener, 23 October 2020 (187KB pdf)

Bord na Gaidhlig Performance Report 2019/20 (2396KB pdf)

Letter to Acting Convener from Paul Johnston, Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice, 6 November 2020 (7008KB pdf)

Letter to Convener from Paul Johnston, Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice, 26 February 2021 (391KB pdf)

Oral evidence session 4 March 2021

The Committee took evidence from Paul Johnston, Director-General for Education, Communities and Justice and Graeme logan, Director of Learning, Scottish Government; followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Please read the Official Report from 4 March 2021.

Meeting papers for 4 March 2021

Minutes from 4 March 2021

 

The Committee agreed at its meeting on 18 March to close scrutiny of the report. 

 

 
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