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Course Leaders

The MSc is taught by two of the most eminent scholars in the Gaelic world, Professor Hugh Cheape and Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart.

Professor Hugh Cheape

Professor Hugh Cheape has won international renown for himself and for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, with scores of published papers touching on all aspects of the history, culture, and material culture of the Highlands. Previously Head of the Scottish Material Culture Research Centre at the National Museums of Scotland, Professor Cheape has written the classic texts concerning two of the most famous elements of Scottish national iconography: the Highland bagpipe and the tartan. His articles deal with a wide variety of subjects, including charms and incantations, pottery, cattle, and Highland clothing.

Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart is Course Leader of the MSc. With a wide knowledge of, and great interest in, the history and culture of the Gàidhealtachd, as well as Gaelic literature, he often appears on Gaelic and English media. At present he is researching the life and writings of the Skye traveller Martin Martin (c. 1665–1718), and the life, work, papers, and legacies of two of the most significant early folklorists in the Highlands, John Francis Campbell (1821–85) and Alexander Carmichael (1832–1912).



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