Funding offered for new Gaelic school on Skye
- 16 December 2013
- From the section Highlands & Islands
Highland Council will receive £3m from the Scottish government over two years to build a new Gaelic school in Portree on Skye.
Languages Minister Alasdair Allan said an additional £250,000 would also be made available to develop Gaelic learning in early years at the site.
Highland Council expects work to start in 2015 and the school to cost £8.3m to construct.
Mr Allan said there was "growing interest" in Gaelic in the Highlands.