Highlands & Islands

Funding offered for new Gaelic school on Gaelic

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.

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