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  • 03/2020 Coronavirus COVID-19 - Latest Update

    Coronavirus COVID-19 - Latest Update

    Information for Students, Employees and Visitors   CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE 27/03/2020 As you will have seen and heard, the national guidance has changed with much stricter measures now in place to try and protect people from the Coronavirus.  Both the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon... more...
  • 03/2020 Update from SMO - Covid 19

    Update from SMO - Covid 19

    Staff and students at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will be leaving the campus this week to work from home and to engage in distance learning classes.  The decision was taken as a result of the increasing national Coronavirus guidance. Other than a small skeleton team, staff will be home-based.  All student... more...
  • 03/2020 Corona Virus COVID-19

    Corona Virus COVID-19

    Information for Students, Employees and Visitors   CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE   The College, in agreement with the wider UHI network, has now ceased all face-to-face teaching from 1pm today (17th March).  This means no face-to-face teaching will take place at the College whatsoever, although the College will remain open to... more...
  • 03/2020 Gaelic Song CD for Children hits the Right Note

    Gaelic Song CD for Children hits the Right Note

    Tobar an Dualchais (TAD), the national online sound resource, has launched a CD of Gaelic songs and rhymes suitable for young children. For the CD, entitled ‘Seinnibh Còmhla Rinn’ (Sing with Us), TAD has curated some of the best material for children from its website. The  CD and accompanying booklet... more...
  • 02/2020 Deputy First Minister to launch a history of the Gaelic School Campaign in Edinburgh

    Deputy First Minister to launch a history of the Gaelic School Campaign in Edinburgh

    Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, will preside at the launch of a new history book by award-winning Gaelic author, Tim Armstrong, a lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle of Skye. This new book, Às na Freumhan [From the Grassroots],... more...
  • 02/2020 From Carloway with love

    From Carloway with love

    Students at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig were recently gifted a beautiful length of Harris tweed by the Carloway Mill in Lewis for use in Gaelic waulking songs (òrain luaidh). As Decker Forrest, Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music degree, explained: “Singing is a regular event at the... more...
  • 02/2020 Irish Gaeltacht artist to be next international visual artist in residence at SMO

    Irish Gaeltacht artist to be next international visual artist in residence at SMO

    Artist and Curator Conor O’Grady based in Counties Donegal and Mayo has been selected as the Jon Schueler Scholarship Artist in Residence 2020 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.  This is the eighth year of the Residency Programme which runs at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle... more...
  • 01/2020 SMO student in finals of BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020

    SMO student in finals of BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020

    Josie Duncan, who is a student at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, is one of 6 finalists in the Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition. Josie hails from the Isle of Lewis and began singing in the Mòd when she was on her second year in primary school.  She is currently... more...
  • 11/2019 Life and Times of Rev. Charles Robertson

    Life and Times of Rev. Charles Robertson

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Ionad Iain Nobail 21/11/19 13.00 Free event and open to all to attend. Rev. Charles M. Robertson (1864–1927) was one of the greatest Scottish Gaelic scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A native of Strathtay in Perthshire, his work as a minister took him... more...
  • 11/2019 Malairt Shònraichte Eadar Alba agus Èirinn

    Malairt Shònraichte Eadar Alba agus Èirinn

    Bha e na adhbhar tlachd do sgioba Leabharlann an t-Sabhail Mhòir fàilte a chur air Séamus Mac Dhaibhéid bho Ghaeláras Mhic Ardghail ann an Contae an Dúin, Èirinn, an t-seachdain sa chaidh. Bha Séamus anns an Eilean Sgitheanach mar phàirt de mhalairt shònraichte de leabhraichean eadar Gàidheil na h-Alba is... more...