Orkney Islands Council
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Gaelic Provision

The Education (Scotland) Act 2016 was passed on 2 February 2016 and contains several provisions in relation to Gaelic education. These include placing a duty on education authorities to promote and support Gaelic medium education (GME) and Gaelic learner education (GLE ) in their area, and to establish the process by which parents can request Gaelic medium primary education (GMPE) from their education authority.

If you wish to discuss the possibility of Gaelic Medium Primary Education further, please contact James Wylie, Head of Education (Curriculum and Community Learning):

Education, Leisure and Housing, Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

Telephone: 01856873535 extension 2401.

Email: Education and Leisure.