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Broadcasting Programmes: Scots Gaelic Language

Volume 462: debated on Friday 29 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the new Gaelic television channel is expected to commence transmission. (146015)

A precise date has not yet been set. However, we hope the new Gaelic digital service, providing a vastly improved service to the Gaelic-speaking community not only in its heartlands of the Highlands and Islands, but across Scotland, will be launched as soon as is practicable.