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Section 2.23. Scots, English, Doric and Scots Gaelic are the languages of Scotland. Notwithstanding, all documentation of a legal nature, and concerning the actions or deeds of the Scottish Parliament and Justice System, will be recorded in the English language, which will have precedence over any other written translations.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:14:22

    Section 2.23. Section 2.23. Scots, English, Doric and Scots Gaelic are the languages of Scotland. Notwithstanding, all documentation of a legal nature, and concerning the actions or deeds of the Scottish Parliament and Justice System, will be recorded in the English language, which will have precedence over any other written translations.

Proposed Amendment to Section 2.23.

  • Slemottee

    Legal documents will be published in both English and Gaelic

    Section 2.23. In attempt to revive the Gaelic language, the government has mandated street signs to be in English and Gaelic and elementary schools can offer Gaelic courses. I respectfully suggest that this is not enough to revive or increase the use of the Gaelic language in Scotland. Having all legal documents published in both English and Gaelic will further the spread and use of Gaelic in Scotland. Culture is embedded in a country’s language and this is no less so in Scotland.

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