Strong views on Gaelic

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New research released by the Socttish Government highlights strong public views on the importance of Gaelic.

Eighty-one per cent of the Scottish public feel it is important that Scotland does not lose its Gaelic language traditions according to new research published.

The report, Public Attitudes Towards the Gaelic Language, covers a variety of questions related to the language, including current usage, teaching and its heritage.

* 65% thought more should be done to promote Gaelic in Scotland

* 81% feel it is important that Scotland does not lose its Gaelic language traditions

* 70% thought there should be more opportunities to learn Gaelic

* 90% thought pupils should be taught Scottish studies.

* 53% would like to see more Gaelic in Scottish life.