Scottish Parliament chiefs sparked disbelief last night after a firm in India was hired to translate their annual report into GAELIC.
A company based 5,000 miles away in Bangalore landed the Holyrood job when it managed to undercut rivals for the contract by 40 per cent.
But the Asian operation is STILL having to recruit Gaelic speakers back in Scotland to do the work for them.
Last night baffled Highlands MSP Peter Peacock said: “I am flabbergasted that the Scottish Parliament has turned to a company in India to translate the official report into Gaelic.”
Holyrood already employs two Gaelic language staff. But they were deemed “too busy” to deal with translating the 40-page document.
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