GAELIC road signs are to appear on routes across the country under plans being drawn up by the Scottish Government.
Dual-language signs for towns and cities, including Glasgow, will feature on motorways and dual-carriageways under proposals published by Scotland's national Gaelic agency, Bord na Gaidhlig this week.
Campaigners hope the signs will help boost tourism and make people feel comfortable about learning Gaelic, which is spoken by just over 1% of the Scottish population.
But the the move is likely to be controversial among some as historically Gaelic was not spoken in large areas of eastern Scotland.
Record sums have been ploughed into teaching and promoting the language in recent years, with Scottish Government spending on Gaelic increasing from £19.2million in 2009/10 to £21.7m in 2010-11.
Gaelic signs have gone up on roads in the Highlands for years. One sign at the Scottish Border has the phrase Failte gu Alba (Welcome to Scotland). To save funds Gaelic would be incorporated in new signs only when old ones need to be replaced.
John Angus MacKay, chief executive of Bord na Gaidhlig, said: "We want Gaelic to be more visible in Scotland to normalise it in Scottish life for those learning it."
The language is set to gain publicity with tourists after the release of Disney Pixar film Brave, which features Gaelic melody, Tha mo Ghaol air Aird a' Chuain (My Love is on the High Seas) performed by Julie Fowlis from the Western Isles.
The Gaelic language has been in decline for decades, but the rate has slowed in recent years with many parents choosing to educate their children at Gaelic-medium schools.