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Audit of Current Scots Language Provision in Scotland

DescriptionThe purpose of the research was to conduct a baseline audit of current Scots language provision in Scotland to a) identify where provision currently exists; and b) determine what opportunity may exist to expand provision within the context of the Council of Europe European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, either as part of, or in addition to, the manifesto commitments the Scottish Government has given to the Scots language.
ISBN978 07559 73897
Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2009
Website Publication DateJanuary 27, 2009

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CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. CONTEXT
Introduction
Background to the research

2. APPROACH
Research design

3. RESULTS
Introduction
Sources of data.
Overview of Scots language providers
Provision by CoEECRML category
Conclusion.

4. DISCUSSION
Potential gaps.
The shape of the provision community
Discussing ways forward

5. CONCLUSION
Potential ways forward for increasing Scots language provision.

REFERENCES

Appendix 1: Scots audit pro forma

Appendix 2: Table detailing current Scots language provision in Scotland

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.