Ar Stòras Gàidhlig: The Economic and Social Value of Gaelic as an Asset

The Economic and Social Value of Gaelic as an Asset

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) commissioned DC Research, along with partners Dr Douglas Chalmers, Pirnie Ltd and Cogent Strategies International to research the ways in which Gaelic delivers economic and social value within the region and for Scotland, and how that impact can be maximised. The research gathered detailed information from businesses, communities and social enterprises which are currently using Gaelic as an asset.

The work is being led by HIE in partnership with Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Scottish Natural Heritage, Creative Scotland, The Highland Council, Argyll and Bute Council, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The research aimed to identify examples of best practice in using Gaelic as an asset, highlight opportunities to scale up existing activity and develop a toolkit of analysed data and opportunities to guide HIE and  partners in supporting business innovation, internationalisation and sectoral development.

The final report, Ar Stòras Gàidhlig, is available in full and summary forms on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise website at www.hie.co.uk/Gaelicresearch

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Written by Dr Stephen ConnollyFollow Dr Stephen Connolly on Twitter

A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has more than eighteen years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy. Stephen is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and a Member of the UK Evaluation Society. He was awarded his PhD entitled "An analysis of the UK National Lottery: estimating additionality for local government" in 2004.

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