Gaelic-medium pushed by parents;Letter
Gaelic-medium education has, from the outset, been a parent-driven initiative, and it is a tribute to the determination of parents up and down the country, that it has prospered to the extent that it has, considering the limitations under which the system operates. Any established education system needs to be properly structured, with suitable staffing levels, adequate resources, and firm long-term planning.
To achieve this would not be prohibitive in cost. Scottish Office and local authorities that have already committed resources to Gaelic-medium education should be proud of their contribution to what has developed into an educational success story. Yet there seems to be a reluctance to promote Gaelic education. The TESS's own Focus on Lothian on November 24, celebrating 20 years of educational achievements in this region, failed to mention Gaelic, although a thriving Gaelic-medium unit has operated at Tollcross School, Edinburgh since 1988. Parents here are proud of Lothian's support for its Gaelic-speaking children.
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