Now state the case for Gaelic
Obviously tuition in Scottish history has at least in the past been entirely deficient if SPTC clings to the utterly false view that the Scottish nation was not once in the main Gaelic-speaking. There were, of course, four geographical areas where Gaelic has never traditionally been spoken as a community language - Shetland, Orkney, four parishes of north-east Caithness and the Merse - though the Northern Isles were, as SPTC should know, late addition to the Scottish state. But what the relevance of the past distribution of Gaelic communities has to do with the issue of modern education, we leave to the (un)historically-minded SPTC.
Obviously tuition in Scottish geography has been entirely deficient if SPTC clings to the romantic view that there are areas of the country where Gaelic education is "necessary", if they also believe that in these areas English is not also spoken. It is sad that in the run-up to the Government-supported European Year of Language, which is to include Scots Gaelic, the SPTC can produce a document which by implication determines access to bilingualism and language learning by geographical area, discriminating against those outwith recently Gaelic or Scots - or French or Urdu or Italian or Cantonese or other communities.
Comann an Luchd Ionnsachaidh, Invergordon