It would therefore be churlish in the extreme not to welcome the announcement of a dedicated Gaelic-medium secondary - and not just for Glasgow (page six). If the ambitions bear fruit, this will be a Scotland-wide initiative eventually, using technology to make a viable venture out of small groups of learners and teachers.
Of course, there are cynics who will argue that fine words butter few parsnips: will there be enough teachers to make the vision a reality? The answer is that we will never know unless we try. The existence of a challenge is no excuse for doing nothing.