Church to hire Gaelic expert

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The Church of Scotland is looking for a Gaelic development officer to support Gaelic religious life within the church.

The new role is a year-long consultancy post that will work closely with the kirk’s Gaelic group to create a three-year plan and help ensure it has the resources to succeed.

Professor Boyd Robertson, acting convener of the Church of Scotland’s Gaelic group, said: ‘The creation of this post is a statement of intent by the Church of Scotland and confirms its commitment to developing the role of the language in its ministry and mission.

‘The Gaelic group is grateful for the support given by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and by the Council of Assembly to this initiative which will, inter alia, cater for the ever growing number of children educated through the medium of Gaelic.’

The consultant will need to be fluent in Gaelic, understand Gaelic culture and have knowledge of theology and the Bible.