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Ainmeil thar Cheudan: Presentations to the 2011 Sorley MacLean Conference

The Ainmeil thar Cheudan conference was held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye in June of 2011, the centenary year of the birth of Sorley MacLean. It was clear that he had excelled in many…


A’ Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig: slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd

This is a collection of papers by scholars, activists, business people, teachers etc. on a broad range of issues related to promoting and maintaining the use of Gaelic in a variety of types of…


A’ Ghàidhlig agus Beachdan nan Sgoilearan: cothroman leasachaidh ann am foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig

As different research projects on the success of Gaelic medium education (GME) pupils have shown, the system works very well as far as academic aims are concerned. However, while GME is successful on an educational…


Tuath air a' Bhealach - Martin MacIntyre

This is the other newest book in the 'Lasag' series for young adults.

Robyn Carruthers has yet to venture far from the familiar. She works in a Glasgow shop, is in a relationship but remains…


An Sgoil Dhubh - Iain F. MacLeòid

This is the fifth book in the Aiteal series, a series of new fiction from different, talented writers. This novel was written by Iain F. MacLeod who has published many other novels such as Am…


Love and Music Will Endure - Liz MacRae Shaw

This is a historical novel based on the life of Màiri Mhòr nan Òran who was a political and cultural heroine to the Gaels. Her songs, which gave great encouragement to the crofter's struggle in…


Tro Chloich na Sùla – Maoilios Caimbeul

Old and new mix together in this new collection of poetry from Myles Campbell. The series of poems at the beginning of the book are loosely based on the old style of verse, or dàn…


Saltire - Ionnsaigh

'Ionnsaigh' is the first book in a new series and the first graphic novel which has been published in Gaelic. The series follows the first Scottish comic book hero by the name of Saltire. He's…


The Glendale Bards. A Selection of Songs and Poems by Niall MacLeòid, 'The Bard of Skye', his brother Iain Dubh and their father

This book, which was edited by Meg Bateman, marks the centenary of Neil MacLeod's death in 1913 with the republication of some of his work. It also publishes for the first time all of the…


Ó Choill go Barr Ghéarain, Somhairle MacGillEain - Paddy Bushe

This is a book of Irish translations of the selected poems of Sorley MacLean. Paddy Bushe, Irish poet and member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of writers, artists and musicians, translated the poems into Irish.…


Buses of Skye and the Western Isles - Iain Sinclair

If you have an interest in buses and the history of transport in Skye and the Western Isles then this is the book for you! It was written by Iain Sinclair who was a doctor…


Feur Buidhe An t-Samhraidh - Tim Armstrong

This book, which was written by Tim Armstrong, is part of Lasag's series of Gaelic readers which offers young adults a range of engaging, easy-to-read fiction, with English language chapter summaries and glossaries to assist…


Nigheanan Mòra - Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul

In Nigheanan Mòra, the new book by Catrìona Lexy Campbell, things are changing between friends Bell, Anna and Jo since Jo's boyfriend has asked her to move in with him! This book is part of…


Làimhsich agus Fairich a' chiad Leabhar-chleasan

Young children will enjoy handling and feeling the different shapes and textures in this lovely , colourful book.

Acair 2012


Blas na Gàidhlig - Michael Bauer

This is a brilliant book on a complex subject; the pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic. Even those with little or no knowledge of concepts such as the Phonetic Alphabet will discover exactly why sounds work the…


Piping Traditions of the Isle of Skye - Bridget MacKenzie

This book, which was published in 2012, is a must have for anyone interested in piping. It is jam packed with knowledge on the traditions, music, players, teachers, competitions, bands, literature and legends connected with…


Air Cuan Dubh Drilseach - Tim Armstrong

'Air Cuan Dubh Drilseach' was published by CLÀR in 2013. This is the first science fiction book for adults that has been written in Gaelic!

The author of the book, Tim Armstrong, is originally from…


Sùil air an t-Saoghal

Sùil air an t-Saoghal is an interesting book which was compiled by Patrick MacKay and Niall O'Gallagher. The book looks at the effects international influences have had on Gaelic literature. Writers such as Angus Peter…


Na Caraidean - Julia Donaldson

Acair, 2013

This is a lovely story about a young girl and her five paper dolls.

It's a lyrical story about childhood and the power of imagination written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson with wonderful…


Cluicheadairean - Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul

Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul's new book Cluicheadairean was published in October 2013. The Morrisons are like every other family, happy and successful. Sam is a doctor. He has a wife and two children. But Sam has…


Latha Bha Siud - M. Christina Butler & Tina Macnaughton

This is one of the new “Làimhsich agus Fairich” (Handle and Feel) books by Acair, that use materials as part of the pictures. In this story Bìodag visits her cousin Gràineag Beag and together they…


Spùinneadairean Dubh na h-Oidhche - Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright

At nightfall when he's in bed, Tòmas think that he can see a monster or ghost in his room. But he is wrong. It's pirates (and some of them very unusual)! What are they wanting…


Cudail Chan fhaigh Mi... - David Melling

Do you sometimes feel like you'd like a cuddle? Dòmhnall does and he sets off to find the best cuddle in the world.

This is the Gaelic version of “Hugless Douglas”, the story of a…


Chan e sin mo cheann-fionn... - Fiona Watt

This book is for very young children. It aims to encourage their senses and language skills with the use of colourful pictures and different materials on each page. Children will enjoy turning from page to…


Brìgh an Òrain - A Story in Every Song

Lauchie MacLellan was one of the twenty century’s outstanding singers and storytellers. Although he was from Nova Scotia and the fourth generation of his family in Canada, his family had originally come from Scotland and…


An Guth 7

This is the seventh volume in the An Guth series, which have been edited by Rody Gorman for these last ten years. They are collections of poetry in Scottish and Irish Gaelic with a short…


The Campbells of Greepe - Fonn (book)

This book has long been awaited, certainly since the CD with the same title was released in 2012. It is a big book of substantial work chartering the story of one family, the Campbells of…


Angus Watson Dictionary

This dictionary provides translations for a wide range of words, including fairly new subject areas such as IT. It also includes many proverbs and guidance regarding the different registers of Gaelic and  is warmly recommended…


The January Flower - Orla Broderick

This novel, published in 2012, tells the Story of Mary a young mother struggling with the world from her perspective. Discontent with her life, she uses the people she meets to make a better life…


Soisgeul Eòin (John's GospeL)

This is a new translation of John's Gospel from Greek to present-day Gaelic. As Gaelic has greatly changed in recent times, many now find it difficult to understand "Bible Gaelic". For that reason a group…


Brìgh nam Facal - Richard A.V. Cox

This dictionary by Richard A.V. Cox contains more than 9,000 words. In addition to explaining the meaning of words it indicates the type of word - noun, verb, adjective etc - and the forms it…


White Leaping Flame – Sorley MacLean Collected Poems

This is a collection of the complete work of Sorley MacLean who was probably the most important Gaelic poet of the 20th century. As well as his well-known poems such as the collection of poems…


Ath-Aithne - Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir

This is a collection of Gaelic and English short stories. There are 18 stories in the book covering a wide range of topics and the stories are set in a variety of places and at…


Air A Thòir - Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir

In his third novel, Martin MacIntyre recounts the tale of a man and woman, Aonghas and Monika. Aonghas seems to be leading a happy successful life with a loving partner and a good job. Monika…


A Waxing Moon - Roger Hutchison & Criosaidh Dick

This book looks at the recent happenings with regards to the Gaelic language and the role of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the revitalisation of the language. It examines how new hope and energy was given…


Speaking Our Language

These books are based on the tv series of the same name. The learner is provided with vocabulary and phrases useful in everyday situations with the course focusing on conversation. The aim is to learn…


The Gaelic-English Dictionary - Colin Mark

This is one of the most extensive Gaelic dictionaries and is recommended as course book to Gaelic students at some universities. In addition to vocabulary, this book offers numerous examples of idioms and their use…


Gaelic-English & English-Gaelic Dictionary

This is a Gaelic dictionary edited by Boyd Robertson and Iain MacDonald. It contains 24 000 translations, including popular phrases and sections at the back of the book for place-names, personal names and important grammatical…