SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has said that new Scottish Government funding for Gaelic development agency Bòrd na Gàidhlig will be transformative for Gaelic language and culture in Glasgow Kelvin by ensuring it remains integral to Scottish culture.

The initial funding of £175,000 will secure the jobs of 27 community officers who, through local projects, promote Gaelic. The agency is also working on a plan for its future operation so that the Scottish Government can consider future funding.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:

“The local work carried out by Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Glasgow Kelvin is crucial to sustaining Gaelic language and culture.

“The SNP Government is committed to ensuring this continues, and this substantial funding will be transformative in achieving this.

“By maintaining these services, the Scottish Government is working to secure the future of Gaelic and, in conjunction with the Scottish Languages Bill, is promoting an integral part of Glasgow Kelvin’s identity.”