The public body responsible for promoting Gaelic in Scotland has tackled weaknesses in its leadership but has been told to keep tabs on the impact of changes it made, according to the auditor general for Scotland.
A fresh inquiry by the financial watchdog followed up a 2019 report on Bord na Gaidhlig that identified multiple failings in the oversight and senior management of the organisation.
In the two years since, the bord has taken a number of actions, including restructuring its management, improving transparency and cutting the number of non-executive board members.
Scotland’s auditor general Stephen Boyle said: “Bord na Gaidhlig has made good progress in addressing the problems in its leadership and it is now a much-improved organisation.
“Given the long-term change required, it is likely that the full benefits of the improvements made will only emerge over time.
“The bord must now monitor whether the changes are delivering long-term, measurable benefits, and make adjustments where necessary.”
Based in Inverness, the bord employs 21 staff. In 2020-21, it had a net expenditure of £5.6m.