Employers are being consulted on their views regarding the Gaelic language labour market.
The feedback will be used to better understand current and future needs for Gaelic language skills in the workforce, employer recruitment methods and the challenges faced by employers around recruitment to Gaelic posts.
Both private and public sector employers are requested to contribute.
Skills Development Scotland, Bord na Gaidlihg and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have asked economic development consultants ekosgen to carry out the research.
The results will provide an evidence base to inform skills planning for those sectors of the economy which have a need for Gaelic language skills.
The work is being supported by partners including Scottish Funding Council, UHI, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Scottish Enterprise, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Glasgow City Council, Highland Council, Argyll and Bute Council and Visit Scotland.
Earlier this year Skills Development Scotland launched its second Gaelic Language Plan. It sets out how the skills agency will support Gaelic Language and set targets for success.