The council has agreed a Gaelic action plan to get more people to learn the language and make the most of the economic benefits that it brings.
The Gaelic Language Plan 2018 – 2022 recognises the importance of Gaelic both in the history of Argyll and Bute and in its future.
As well as aiming for Argyll and Bute to host a Gaelic Gathering every two years, the council also agreed other key actions, including: Work with others to actively promote participation in the Royal National Mod; Offer free council venues for local provincial Mods; Promote Argyll and Bute as a place for film and TV work involving Gaelic language and culture; and include the language in the promotion of Argyll and Bute as a tourism destination
Councillor Robin Currie, policy lead for Gaelic, said: “This is all about ensuring a long-term future for Gaelic in Argyll and Bute. More than that, the plan puts the language to work for the benefit of the area. Attracting events, visitors and the film industry will all attract spend in local businesses. It’s in all our interests that Gaelic prospers in Argyll and Bute.”