Around 75% of fishermen in the Outer Hebrides speak Gaelic. Their daily use of the language at work helps keep it alive.
Gaelic speakers need opportunities to use their language in a wide variety of social and everyday settings to avoid its presence being eroded.
Welshman Edward Lhwyd helped bring togethr Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish and Breton to show how language could connect people on a deeper level.
Education in Gaelic is hugely valuable in keeping the language alive in Scotland.
More people than ever are choosing to learn Gaelic, but Scotland needs a strategy to ensure they are using the language in their everyday lives.