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Glasgow Gaelic School (Scottish Gaelic: Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu) is a school in Glasgow, Scotland which teaches through the medium of Scottish Gaelic. This teaching method is commonly known as Gaelic medium education. The school has no catchment area as it serves the whole of Glasgow, as well as south-west Scotland, taking in pupils from Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Bishopbriggs, Cumbernauld and Greenock.

Glasgow Gaelic School
Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu
Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu.jpg
147 Berkeley Street

G3 7HP

Coordinates55°51′52″N 4°16′48″W / 55.8645°N 4.2799°W / 55.8645; -4.2799Coordinates: 55°51′52″N 4°16′48″W / 55.8645°N 4.2799°W / 55.8645; -4.2799
TypeNursery, Primary, Secondary
MottoDa chànan, dà chultar, iomadh chothrom
(Two languages, two cultures, many opportunities)
Local authorityGlasgow City Council
Age3 to 18
Enrolment630 (Sept 2011)
Medium of languageScottish Gaelic
Colour(s)Red, Black, Gold

The local authority - Glasgow City Council - has ambitious plans to increase rolls generally in the city and to enhance the education available to local families.[1] Extended primary provision would be delivered in both the existing school and Glendale Gaelic Primary.



The first Gaelic School opened in 1999, as a primary school only: Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic Primary School) situated in Ashley Street.[2] As the school roll grew it became necessary to relocate to larger premises. Previously the site of Woodside Secondary School, this building reopened in August 2006 as Glasgow Gaelic School, providing Gaelic medium education for pre-5, primary and secondary pupils.[3]

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  1. ^ Glasgow City Council - Gaelic Language Plan 2013 to 2017
  2. ^ Buie, Elizabeth (28 September 1999). "When the Gael force wins". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Craig (22 August 2006). "Gaelic first as £4m new campus offers education for ages 3 to 18". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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