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News and Events

  • 08/2021

    New Gaelic Artist Residency with Tobar an Dualchais

    Gaelic artist Mairi Gillies has begun an arts residency with Tobar an Dualchais (TAD) to explore and create work relating to the oral heritage recordings available on their website. This is the second year that TAD has partnered with the Skye and Lochalsh-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts to offer this... more...
  • 07/2021

    SMO Alumni unveiled as the presenters of SpeakGaelic

    SMO Alumni, BBC presenters and social media stars, Joy Dunlop and Calum Maclean are to lead SpeakGaelic, a new language learning initiative aiming to transform take up of the language. SpeakGaelic’s exciting and ambitious new Gaelic learning resources will provide a comprehensive framework for Gaelic language learning across TV, iPlayer,... more...
  • 06/2021

    Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches Launches New Website

    The national cultural resource, Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches (TAD) has launched a new website which aims to enhance user engagement and ensure sustainable access to its content. The original website was launched in 2010 and featured songs, stories, customs, traditions and beliefs in Gaelic, Scots and English. An exclusive first... more...
  • 03/2021

    Gaelic Community Officers Network

    Bòrd na Gàidhlig is pleased that the delivery of a professional support network for Gaelic community officers is about to start.  It will be delivered by a partnership of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of Aberdeen and Comunn na Gàidhlig. There is a growing number of third sector organisations which employ... more...
  • 10/2020

    8th Jon Schueler Scholarship Artist takes up Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Irish artist and curator, Conor O’Grady, has now taken up his residency at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, under the Jon Schueler Residency Programme which has now been running for 8 years at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle of Skye. The Scholarship is a unique partnership... more...
  • 09/2020

    Collaborative Project Reaps Rewards for Gaelic

    A collaborative project between Faclair na Gàidhlig and Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches (TAD) has resulted in a significant amount of oral material being added to Faclair na Gàidhlig’s corpus. A pilot study undertaken by the two bodies in 2018 produced a list of over 1,200 Gaelic words and phrases... more...
  • 06/2020

    Gaelic Poetry Competition

    The Second Annual Sister Margaret MacDonell Prize in Gaelic Poetry The Department of Celtic Studies at St Francis Xavier University, in partnership with the Clan Donald Lands Trust,* is pleased to announce the second annual Gaelic poetry competition named in honour of Sister Margaret MacDonell, CND. Sister MacDonell is a... more...
  • 05/2020

    Scottish Government Funding Received for Streap: Postgraduate Certificate in Gaelic Medium Education

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are delighted to announce they have received funding of £65,000 from the Scottish Government to run the Streap programme next academic year.  Streap is a Master’s Level postgraduate certificate in Gaelic Medium Education.  The programme is aimed at Gaelic speaking GTCS registered teachers (nursery, primary or secondary)... more...
  • 05/2020 Programme of live online Gaelic medium activities launched - #useitathome

    Programme of live online Gaelic medium activities launched - #useitathome

    Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s website will host the online programme with links to a range of interactive resources and after school events for young people.  This will allow children to use their Gaelic in the home setting. The Bòrd have been working closely with Gaelic youth organisations Fèisean nan Gàidheal and... more...
  • 04/2020

    Tunes From Home

    Christine Primrise with the song ‘Àite Mo Ghaoil’ (‘The Place of My Heart’), composed by Rob Calum Macleod from Garenin on the Isle of Lewis. Christine is from Carloway and is head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and lecturer on the BA Gaelic & Traditional Music:  ... more...