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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is the 3rd largest employer on the island providing year-round employment opportunities. With over 100 members of staff, we welcome applications from those who would like to be part of an encouraging working community, where the language is valued and there is an understanding of the importance of team in promoting and maintain the Gaelic language. Equalities is at the heart of Sabhal Mòr and we want everyone to have the opportunity to work through the medium of Gaelic.  With that in mind, we wish to have an inclusive environment in which everyone, whatever their disability, age, care experience, gender, nationality or identity, is able to participate without constraint.



Faclair na Gàidhlig

Salary:  £27,830 - £32,236

Faclair na Gàidhlig is an inter-university initiative by the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI to produce an historical dictionary of Scottish Gaelic comparable to those already available for Scots and English.

Applications are invited for the post of Trainee Lexicographer to join the team and play a key role in establishing an historical lexicographical tradition in Scottish Gaelic.

You will have a good honours degree in Scottish Gaelic, or demonstrable equivalent.  You will be a team player with the ability to work on your own and you will have an analytical mindset and meticulous attention to detail.

Base:  Negotiable.  Occasional visits to the project’s management base at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye will be necessary.

Closing date:  Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Interview date:  Interviews will be held on 10th June 2019.

Applications:  For further information and an application form, please contact Sharon Pearson, Project Manager at:



Director – Tobar an Dualchais

£42 – 46,000

Tobar an Dualchais seeks to recruit a new director, to steer this important project through its next stage of development.

Tobar an Dualchais is a national project, which has earned a world-wide reputation through its website of stories, songs and other recordings connected to the heritage of Scotland. It includes recordings from three major collections - the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University, BBC Alba and the National Trust for Scotland.

A new version of the website is planned for the next stage, requiring a new development plan.

This is a great opportunity for a person with a background in Gaelic and/or Scots cultural heritage and with excellent management, development and communication skills and experience to come to Skye and be based at the project’s main office at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

Applications in by 5pm on 03.05.19

Interviews: 20th or 21st May (tbc)


  Information Pack (PDF)

  Job Application Form (PDF)

  Job Application Form


Housekeeping Assistant / Full-time

£9 per hour

Do you enjoy working in a busy place as part of a lively team? We have a part-time position in our Hospitality Department and would like to hear from you.  Training will be given to all as well as the opportunity to learn or improve your Gaelic. Applicant will be required to go through Disclosure Scotland.

Application forms to be submitted to

Applications in by 5pm on the 19.04.2019


  Job Description (PDF)

  Job Application Form (PDF)

  Job Application Form


There may be further employment oppertunities available on the Gaelic version of this page.



  Job Application Form (PDF)    Job Application Form

Listen to this sound file and try out some simple Gaelic phrases that will be useful for you if starting at the College with little or no Gaelic.  Go on, give it a go!