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European Council landmark for Gaelic

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Gaelic will be used to address a European Council meeting in Brussels for the first time next week.

The Scottish government Education Secretary Mike Russell will make a short speech on youth issues in the language.

It comes after Gaelic was given co-official status as a language of the European Union.

Mr Russell said Gaelic formed an important part of Scotland's social, cultural and economic life.

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