Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh

Closes 11 Dec 2020

Opened 5 Nov 2020


We aim to build a dedicated secondary school for Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh.

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to the expansion of high-quality secondary Gaelic Medium Education (GME) in an immersive environment.  As Scotland’s capital city, we have a special responsibility to nurture and help cultivate the Gaelic language as an integral part of our shared heritage and national identity.

In order to secure a sustainable future for Gaelic, the Council has talked to the GME school communities for a considerable period about the options for GME secondary provision in the city.

To enable us to put forward a credible case to the Scottish Government for funding, it is necessary to identify a preferred option for the future of secondary GME that has the support of Edinburgh’s GME community.

We have considered four options for a new secondary GME setting, the benefits and challenges of each are explored further below.

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Virtual public meetings

We are holding two virtual public meetings to discuss the options further:

  • Wednesday 25 November 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Monday 30 November 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

If you have any comments or questions that you would like to be addressed, please contact us ahead of the meetings, or by 11th December to be included in the outcome report.

The outcome report will reflect the discussions, address all comments and questions received, and conclude which option(s) will be progressed to statutory consultation.

Attending a meeting

If you would like to attend either of the public meetings, please contact to confirm which date you would prefer.

The meetings will also be webcast live here.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Children & Young People
  • Parents/carers
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Education institutions


  • Schools