Highlands & Islands

Rise in numbers of Gaelic pupils in P1

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.

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