Ged a tha e math gu bheil ùidh aig daoine eile ann an cuisean na Gàidhlig eile mar fhoghlam, tha ùidh agamsa ann an cleachdadh na Gàidhlig ann an gnothachas agus gnìomhachais.

Tha cleachdadh na Gàidhlig ann am bancadh a’ fas nas miosa. Mar eisimpleir, chan eil e comasach Gàidhlig a cleachdadh air na seirbheisean air loidhne aca. Tha an aon rud a’ tachairt anns a’ Chuimrigh.

Tha seo a’ leantainn bho litir a sgrìobh mi don Choimisean Mhic a’ Ghobhainn.

Seo litir a sgrìobh mi an-diugh don Bhall Pàrlamaid agam:

Dear Stewart McDonald MP,

I would like to point your attention to this statement from the Welsh
Language Commissioner in May as it follows on from our conversation
earlier last month in Pollokshaws Library:

http://www.comisiynyddygymraeg.cymru/english/news/Pages/Following-a-decline,-Commissioner-recommends-a-way-ahead-for-banks.aspx

The Scottish Parliament, as you are aware, does not have full power
over banking and finance which is why I am bringing this to your
attention.

Could you have a read of the report as it will give an understanding or
at least a starting point of how banks can ensure Welsh language use
across their branches; and equally an understanding of how the same
could be replicated in Scotland to ensure Scottish Gaelic is promoted
and given equal parity with English and Welsh.

As you may already be aware, after discussions I had with your
predecessor, Tom Harris, he helped to bring about similar awareness a
couple of years ago in an Early Day Motion brought to the House on St
David’s Day.

For too long Westminster has passed over Gaelic language policy and
always refers the language to the Scottish Parliament. However, the
Scottish Parliament can only legislate on devolved issues.

As Gaelic is more than a language and a way of existing/being/living
across the UK (and beyond), it is only too right that the Gaelic
language (and all other indigenous languages of the UK) be considered
at all stages of legislating in Westminster, especially when dealing
with non-devolved issues.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Wallace

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(Signed with an electronic signature in accordance with subsection 7(3)
of the Electronic Communications Act 2000.)

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