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There's always something happening at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and you can keep up with events by reading our newletters, press releases and events listing. There is also the opportunity to get more information about the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture.

  • 05/2018 Director of Seall, Duncan MacInnes, inducted into the Hall of Fame for his services to traditional music.

    Director of Seall, Duncan MacInnes, inducted into the Hall of Fame for his services to traditional music.

    Congratulations to Duncan MacInnes who is to be inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame for his dedication to promoting traditional music. Duncan is the creative director of Seall, an arts organisation based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and has worked tirelessly for over 25 years to put on...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 04/2018 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig delivers Corporate Parenting Plan

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig delivers Corporate Parenting Plan

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, has produced and published their Corporate Parenting Plan, under Part 9 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.  Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is now legally designated as a Corporate Parent with statutory duties for looked after children...

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  • 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...

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  • 03/2018 Launch of the new National Gaelic Language Plan

    Launch of the new National Gaelic Language Plan

    The new National Gaelic Language Plan, which sets out the framework for the faster growth of the language across Scotland, has been launched today (Wednesday 28th March) at the Scottish Parliament. The central purpose of the Plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and...

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  • 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,...

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  • 03/2018 University announces key research appointment

    University announces key research appointment

    The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed Professor Neil Simco as its Vice-Principal for Research and Impact. Professor Simco will be responsible for leading and overseeing the university’s research activity in the role. Professor Simco started his career as a primary school teacher in England, before moving into...

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  • 03/2018 Gaelic Residential for Young People

    Gaelic Residential for Young People

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, in partnership with Highland Council’s Gaelic Team, and with financial support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, organised the Gaelic Annual Residential ‘Seachdain nan Deugairean’ event for young people which took place last week at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture in Sleat,...

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  • 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...

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