Commenting on a new report from Reform Scotland calling for a "revolution in language education", Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott said:
"There is a sustained and serious decline in the number of young people taking modern languages in Scotland’s schools. This fact should come as no surprise to the Scottish Government.
"Less languages taught limits young people’s opportunities, hits the economy and hardly demonstrates an ambition for Scotland to be outward looking.
"As with so much in education, it is time the Scottish Government got its act together."