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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.

  • 02/2017 Announcing a new collaborative placement between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Glasgow Life

    Announcing a new collaborative placement between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Glasgow Life

    Glasgow Life and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are embarking on a unique collaborative placement to look at Gaelic Arts from urban and rural contexts.  The collaborative placement will see Glasgow Life’s Gaelic Arts Producer being based at the Gaelic college in Skye for a period of up to 12 weeks in...

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  • 12/2016 University of the Highlands and Islands announces its 2016 Student of the Year

    University of the Highlands and Islands announces its 2016 Student of the Year

    A graduate with a passion for marine science has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands Student of the Year 2016. Samuel Black (22) from Dunbar in East Lothian graduated from the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI (SAMS UHI) earlier this year with a 1st class...

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  • 11/2016 Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture recalls the life and poetry of Sorley MacLean

    Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture recalls the life and poetry of Sorley MacLean

    The fifth Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture was delivered by Ian MacDonald last Wednesday (9 November) at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, where he gave a wide-ranging talk, entitled “Sorley MacLean: Life and Poetry”, on the life and work of the famous Raasay bard. The annual lecture was established five years ago...

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  • 11/2016

    Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture 2016

    Ian MacDonald will give this year’s Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, entitled “Sorley MacLean, Looking back”. The annual lecture was established four years ago by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Urras an Eilein (the Island Trust) - two organisations which Sir Iain helped to establish and with...

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  • 10/2016 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig closes in on 1,000 graduates

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig closes in on 1,000 graduates

    A total of 53 students graduated last Friday (7 October) from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig which brings the overall number of students to have graduated from the College since graduations began in 1985 to 985. The strength and depth of education at the College was to the fore once again, with...

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  • 10/2016 New homes at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig the product of culture and construction

    New homes at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig the product of culture and construction

    Construction of two new affordable homes will begin shortly at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig through The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust’s Rent to Buy Scheme. The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) is working in partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO) to provide two sustainable low-cost homes for rent and then...

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  • 09/2016 American poet wins MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    American poet wins MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    An American poetess, Deborah Moffat, is the winner of this year’s MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize.  The competition which is run by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was instituted by Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who died two years ago. Deborah Moffatt, who was born in...

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  • 08/2016 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI Student of the Year Award

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI Student of the Year Award

    This year’s Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI Student of the Year award goes to a retired headmaster and Gaelic learner.  Originally hailing from Dumfries but now living on the Isle of Skye, John Howieson has been an enthusiastic learner and supporter of the Gaelic language for a number of years and...

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  • 07/2016 Prestigious Award for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Vice-Principal

    Prestigious Award for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Vice-Principal

    John Norman MacLeod’s service to Gaelic education was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Herald Higher Education Awards ceremony in Glasgow. At the event run in association with the University of the West of Scotland and compered by broadcaster, Sally Magnusson, Paul Little, Principal of the City...

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  • 07/2016

    Opportunity for young Scottish performers - Musicians, Singers, Storytellers & Actors

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig & An Lòchran are seeking young Scottish performers to take part in a project between Scotland and Ireland in summer 2016. You will work with a group of fellow young people in Ireland to produce a performance for tour. You will gain valuable experience of producing and...

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