SPA Gaelic Language Plan 2021

Closed 22 Aug 2021

Opened 7 Jul 2021


The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) is seeking your views on its draft Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26.

Our draft plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and seeks to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching aim that “Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations”.

The Plan sets out for comment our proposed commitments in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan to:

  • Increase the use of Gaelic
  • Increase the learning of Gaelic
  • Promote a positive image of Gaelic.

Stakeholders, partners and members of the public are invited to submit comments and views.

The survey will take no longer than 8 minutes to complete.

Complete the survey in a different way

A BSL and 'Easy Read' versions of the survey are available from the links below. 

Please let us know if you want to complete the survey in a different way (for example, over the phone). You can also e-mail your comments to:

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Please note that this platform is not for reporting crime, providing information about an incident, or asking us for help. To find out ways to contact the police, please visit Police Scotland. If you or someone else needs urgent police assistance, please dial 999 immediately.

Your personal information

Your response is anonymous and you will not be identified through the information you provide unless you choose to identify yourself in your responses. All questions are optional meaning you can chose to answer all, some or none of them. 

By completing this survey, you agree to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) using your anonymised data for analysis and reporting that will improve the service we provide.

The SPA is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We have robust procedures in place to ensure that any data that you provide is processed and stored securely. We will never pass your data on to any third parties without your express consent. We also meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation or 'GDPR').

If you have questions

If you have any questions, please email:

Why your views matter

Purpose of Gaelic Language Plans

The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 21st April 2005 with cross-party support and received Royal Assent on 1st June 2005.

Gaelic language plans help ensure that Gaelic continues to be used and that the linguistic diversity of the whole of Scotland is enriched.

We have a duty to consult with the public on our draft Gaelic Language Plan to ensure it is fit for purpose. We will take into account your feedback before we publish our final plan on our website (which will happen around October 2021).