Your Gaelic language companion. A comprehensive online resource that aims to be the constant companion for all levels of Gaelic language speakers.
Scottish Gaelic is a Goidelic language originating in Scotland and spoken by nearly 60,000 speakers. These speakers are particularly concentrated in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, though communities can be found throughout Scotland and even in Nova Scotia. It is classified as a “threatened” indigenous language, but is currently experiencing a revival. Learn Scottish Gaelic with this course to connect with its rich cultural history or to prepare for a trip to one of Scotland’s many Mòd festivals to celebrate language, music, and art!
Welcome to the website of Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig, the organisation charged with co-ordinating the production and distribution of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland.
The Gaelic Language Learning (GLL) Training Course is designed for teachers who have little or no knowledge of Gaelic. The aim of the course is that on completion, teachers are equipped with both the necessary Gaelic language skills and teaching methodology to deliver Gaelic as L2 or L3 from early to 2nd level. The Training Course consists of 18 units covering a variety of topics and functional language.
The website for parents and children interested and involved in Gaelic education, by Stòrlann. This site is bursting with games, stories, audio and much more to help you enjoy the experience of learning Gaelic, whatever your age or ability!
Curriculum for Excellence Scotland
Scotland’s curriculum – Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) – helps our children and young people gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century. A refreshed narrative on Scotland’s curriculum, which sets CfE within the current context, was published in September 2019. It is available in both English and in Gaelic.
Speech & Language Therapy – Early Years
The NHS Lothian Children’s Speech and Language Therapy department provides a range of services working with families and staff to support children’s communication skills and/or eating, drinking and swallowing needs. We are based in local Hospitals and Health Centres, but also work in other locations such as Early Years Centres, schools and nurseries.
Words for Life
A website specifically designed for parents. It provides information on expected milestones, tips and fun activities to do with your child to support their speech, language and communication. You can also find the words and actions for many nursery rhymes and www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Parent Club offers up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government on your child’s health and education. It’s full of hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help you look after your own wellbeing and to point you in the direction of the support available.
Parenting across Scotland
Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland. We work together to focus on parenting issues and to help realise a Scotland where all parents and families are valued and supported to give children the best possible start in life.
Support for parents at home – Scottish Autism
Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and be recognised as valued members of the community they live in.
We also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for autistic people.
Parentzone Scotland is a unique website for parents and carers in Scotland, from early years to beyond school. The website provides up-to-date information about learning in Scotland, and practical advice and ideas to support children’s learning at home in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and science. Information is also available on Parentzone Scotland regarding additional support needs, how parents can get involved in their child’s school and education. Furthermore, the website has details about schools including performance data for school leavers from S4-S6; and links to the national, local authority and school level data on the achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels.
Connect is a national organisation that provides advice and resources for parents and carers.www.connect.scot
Enquire Scotland Enquire is a national advice service for families with additional support needs.