Rise in numbers of Gaelic pupils in P1
- 15 July 2013
- From the section Highlands & Islands
The number of children going into P1 Gaelic-medium education rose by 6% during 2012-13, according to the language's national body.
Bord na Gaidlig has set a target to double the number of pupils doing so from 400 to 800 by 2017.
Its latest annual report recorded that 428 children had entered Gaelic-medium education at that level.
Chiefs said much work still had to be done but they were hopeful of meeting the target.