A new agreement means Gaelic can now be used formally in meetings between Scottish government ministers and European Union (EU) officials.
The memorandum of understanding on Scots Gaelic is similar to one signed for Welsh last July. However, the move does not see it added to the EU’s list of “official” languages. English is among the 23.
The Scottish government will also have to pay the costs of any translation of Gaelic into another language. The agreement also allows for correspondence to EU bodies to be written in Gaelic. Responses will be offered in the language.
The UK’s representative to the EU, Sir Kim Darroch, and the Scottish government have signed the deal.