Research reports which inform policy decisions
Research is very important to Gaelic, and as well as supporting research, Bòrd na Gàidhlig makes use of much research which others have undertaken.
The research shows the situation of Gaelic and what should be done to benefit that situation, and it demonstrates the worth of the language. It is vital that research is carried out through the medium of Gaelic and not just about Gaelic.
Research on other minority languages is important to the work of Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Bòrd is involved from time to time in research projects in partnership with language organisations from other countries.
In addition to individuals, there are research organisations and annual conferences like Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig. The colleges and universities promote research on many subjects in relation to Gaelic, particularly through the Bòrd-supported Soillse network, and the Gaelic organisations themselves give much support to useful studies.
Published reports of completed research are availble below. Updated 27 April 2011.