58,700 in United Kingdom (2001 census). Population total all countries: 63,130.
Northern Scotland, north and central Ross and Cromarty County; islands of Hebrides and Skye; Glasgow.
4 (Educational). Statutory provincial language in Scotland (2005, Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act).
Biblical Gaelic is based on the 1801 Perthshire dialect, somewhat distant from today’s spoken dialects.
Resurgence of interest in Scottish Gaelic in 1990s. A number of children learn the language but there are serious problems in language maintenance even in the core areas (Salminen 2007). Home, church, community.
Latin script [Latn].
Status rising since the establishment of Scots Parliament in 1990s.