How to Boost Scots in Schools

Last week, the Scottish Government launched a new consultation on ensuring the long-term growth of both Scots and Gaelic. Poet Rab Wilson, who sat on the Ministerial Working Group on the Scots Language, welcomed the move, but he cautioned against a constant “reinvention of the wheel”. He said: “One of the strong recommendations in 2010 was to have Scots language coordinators in the schools – the idea was to perhaps have one in each region. “Initially there were four posts, but yet, within two or three years, the posts were done away with instead of increasing them. “We would have liked to have seen one per region in Scotland, have at least a dozen or fourteen of these posts – but they were reduced down to one, which was a real tragedy.”

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