Our Heritage: Delivering in Government

In government, Plaid has:

  • announced the Welsh Language Measure, which will lead to the creation of a Welsh Language Commissioner; will confirm the official status of the Welsh language and will lead to rights in the provision of service;
  • led on work for a Welsh Medium Education Strategy, to be announced shortly;
  • driven forward work on the Welsh-language Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol;
  • secured co-official status for the Welsh language in the European Union;
  • announced a three year funding package of £600,000 to develop an interactive news and current affairs service, Golwg 360;
  • funded a £162,000 Welsh language project in Patagonia to encourage the strong historical and cultural links between Wales and Argentina;
  • maintained the free admission policy to the seven National Museum Wales sites;
  • launched National Theatre Wales;
  • announced free entry to CADW sites for pensioners and children;
  • established a Kyffin Williams gallery in Anglesey;
  • created 'The People's Collection', which will provide web-based access to digitised versions of items from collections across Wales;
  • announced a major programme of investment and refurbishment of public library network, including in ICT provision;
  • continued to fund schemes which have enabled older people and children to enjoy free swimming;
  • supported the 5X60 Sport Wales programme, aiming to ensure that young people aged 11-16 undertake five hours of physical activity per week;
  • ensured Wales was declared the world's first Fair Trade Nation;
  • increased investment in school sport and after school sport, as well as launching pilot schemes for Saturday and summer schools in sport, music and the arts;
  • invested almost £50 million in tourism projects, as well as establishing a new training programme, Croeso Cynnes;
  • promoted Wales as a key tourist destination through Visit Wales.