22 June
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Council Leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "It's a statutory requirement to have a plan in place.

"The council's Gaelic Language Plan and the actions contained in the plan recognise that the West Lothian Council area has not been one of Scotland's traditional Gaelic speaking areas, nor has a large number of people who speak Gaelic today. The plan is therefore proposing that the council will pursue a pragmatic approach to help develop the Gaelic language. The actions have therefore focused on an incremental approach to the introduction of responses to customers in Gaelic, where this is appropriate, provide training to staff who require Gaelic language in order to undertake their duties and to enhance and develop the use of Gaelic language through education in schools."