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Swinney pledges to boost number of Gaelic speakers

‘GAELIC is a good use of public funds,’ Scotland’s education minister has declared, as he set out the Scottish Government’s plans to boost the numbers speaking the language.

Delivering the Angus Macleod memorial lecture during the Mòd in Stornoway, Deputy First Minister John Swinney gave his first major speech on the Gaelic language since assuming ministerial responsibility for it after the election in May 2016.

Mr Swinney reaffirmed the determination of the government to continue to strengthen the language, and set out an agenda on education, broadcasting, digital and economic development to support it.

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