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  • 10/2018 The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    A’ Seinn na Sgeulachd: Bàs Chonnlaoich | Singing the Story: The Death of Connlaoch Saturday 20 October, 6.30 pm, Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre https://www.sisf.org.uk/event/?eventid=16721 From chiefs’ halls to ceilidh houses, heroic ballads and their stories have been at the heart of Gaelic culture for centuries. They form one of... more...
  • 10/2018

    MacDonald of Sleat Poetry Prize 2018

    The winner of this year’s MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize is Torquil Macleod from Lochs, Isle of Lewis. The competition, which is run by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, was instituted by Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who passed away at an early age. The theme... more...
  • 09/2018

    Griogair Labhruidh appointed as new Music Lecturer

    SMO is delighted to announce that the singer and musician, Griogair Labhruidh , will be joining the College as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music.  Course Leader, Dr Decker Forrest commented: “The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music programme is truly exceptional because it focuses first... more...
  • 08/2018 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    The Library at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has recently received a remarkable collection of books belonging to the renowned poet Sorley Maclean. Numbering almost 1,800 titles, the collection includes old family books, prizes from Sorley’s schooldays and presentation copies, in addition to his own personal acquisitions. Born in Raasay, Sorley Maclean... more...
  • 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...