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  • 06/2018

    Heroic week in Sleat - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig welcomes Ulidia Finn 2018

    For the first time, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, in cooperation with the university Celtic departments of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, is playing host this week to a major international conference devoted to the songs, stories, legends, and literature recounting the battles and adventures of the ancient Gaelic heroes Cù Chulainn and... more...
  • 05/2018 Visual arts school exchange project to be exhibited at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Visual arts school exchange project to be exhibited at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    The visual arts exchange project, An Cuan Sgìth / The Little Minch, will be exhibited at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from 14th May and will run until 25th June 2018.  An Cuan Sgith is a two year visual arts exchange project between young people from Bun-sgoil Shlèite, Skye and Bun-sgoil Bhaile... more...
  • 05/2018 Multilingualism in the brain

    Multilingualism in the brain

    29/05/18 at 1400 Seòmar Chanaigh, SMO, ACC Professor Ferran Suay, University of Valencia   Functional effects of being bi- or multilingual are pretty well known and include not just an enhanced ability to learn new languages but also beneficial effects on memory and executive control. What are, though, the effects... more...
  • 04/2018 The Scottish Life Plan Tour

    The Scottish Life Plan Tour

    The Misak, of the Cauca region in Colombia, were displaced from their lands and almost disappeared as a people. Over the last 40 years, they have reclaimed their territory, their culture and their futures against all odds. They did this by developing the Plan de Vida, an exceptional approach for... more...
  • 04/2018 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig music students’ success at Pan Celtic Festival

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig music students’ success at Pan Celtic Festival

    The 47th International Pan Celtic Festival was this year held in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland from the 3-8 April and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music students were amongst those fortunate enough to be present, representing Scotland in many competitions and events.  This annual festival is a colourful and... more...
  • 28/03/2018 - 10/10/2018 - Ionad Iain Nobail, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Free Gaelic Taster Classes

    Free Gaelic Taster Classes

    Free Gaelic language taster class with Seall as part of The Skye Festival / Fèis an Eilein at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig! Every Wednesday, 3pm - 4pm, until 24th October. Gaelic is the native language of Skye and is spoken by many people in the community and you will also see more...
  • 03/2018 The Macdonald of Sleat Poetry Prize 2018

    The Macdonald of Sleat Poetry Prize 2018

    The fourth Gaelic poetry competition for ‘The Macdonald of Sleat’ Poetry Prize will be held this year.  The annual competition was inaugurated by Sir Ian Macdonald in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who passed away at an early age. The competition will be run once again by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,... more...
  • 24/03/2018 - 24/03/2018 - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Gala Day

    Gala Day

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is holding a Gala day on Saturday 24 March and you are all invited! It’s a fun day with lots to do through the medium of Gaelic with music, games, competitions, axe throwing, bouncy castle, beer tent and stalls and there will be lots of opportunities to more...
  • 03/2018 Dr Gillian Rothach announced as new Principal for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Dr Gillian Rothach announced as new Principal for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Dr Gillian Rothach has been named as the new Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Dr Rothach is currently Deputy Director of Studies and Head of Research at the College and it was under her direction that the College achieved success in its submission to the Research Excellence Framework, with many... more...
  • 02/2018 New Writing Competition

    New Writing Competition

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is instituting a new writing competition in memory of Niamh Henderson from Mallaig, who died suddenly last year. Niamh was a first year student at the College, taking the Gaelic and Communication course.  The competition will be open to all college and university students in Scotland, and... more...