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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.

  • 10/2015 Two poets share the inaugural MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    Two poets share the inaugural MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    The inaugural MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize was jointly awarded to two poets. The competition was established by Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who died last year. The winning poets were Ewen Henderson, with his poem ‘Foghar nan Gallan’ (Autumn of the Saplings), and...

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  • 10/2015 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI’s Student of the Year

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI’s Student of the Year

    A student who was born and raised in Spain and who has a passion for Gaelic music and heritage has been named as Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI’s Student of the Year. Marcel Gurillo, from Valencia, is a second year undergraduate at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, having begun learning Gaelic just two...

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  • 10/2015 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig graduation celebrates academic excellence and the success of the research programme

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig graduation celebrates academic excellence and the success of the research programme

    A total of 52 students graduated at last Friday’s (2 October) graduation ceremony at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on an evening when the academic excellence of the College’s students was celebrated and when two of the founding members of the renowned Gaelic group Runrig were awarded the Sàr Ghàidheal honour. Following...

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  • 08/2015 Lecture from renowned neuroscientist on the cognitive effects of bilingualism and language learning

    Lecture from renowned neuroscientist on the cognitive effects of bilingualism and language learning

    A renowned neuroscientist gave a lecture recently at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the effects of bilingualism and language learning on brain mechanism and a person’s cognitive abilities. Dr Thomas Bak from the University of Edinburgh has been involved in several studies on the impact bilingualism can have on the...

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  • 08/2015 Language learning as cognitive training

    Language learning as cognitive training

    Implications for brain, mind and society. with Dr Thomas Bak   Dr Thomas Bak from the University of Edinburgh will give a lecture on the subject ‘Language Learning as cognitive training: implications for brain, mind and society’ on Thursday 13th August in the TDC, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig at 1pm.  Dr...

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  • 07/2015 Voices from the Cillín

    Voices from the Cillín

    The tragic fate of countless thousands of infants who were buried secretly, at night, in unconsecrated ground, and the heart break that followed from this custom, (which continued up to the middle of the twentieth century), is what gave rise to the project, Glórtha ón gCillín/Guthan on Chladh Bheag/ Voices...

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  • 06/2015 Mapping Scotia - Wild Boundaries

    Mapping Scotia - Wild Boundaries

    In 2013 Scottish Natural Heritage produced a unique map entitled ‘The Core Areas of Wild Land’.  Despite a relative lack of media attention this new representation of the familiar Scottish landscape may prove to be of distinct importance to the general public, public and private sectors and the policies of...

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  • 05/2015 Professional Development Course for Gaelic Teachers Now Recruiting

    Professional Development Course for Gaelic Teachers Now Recruiting

    Streap, the highly successful postgraduate course for Gaelic teachers, is seeking  new recruits for the 2015 to 2016 session. The course is run in partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, and the University of Aberdeen, and is fully-funded by  the Scottish Government. Streap is aimed at teachers already...

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  • 04/2015 Innovative film and performance artist this year’s recipient of the John Schueler Scholarship at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Innovative film and performance artist this year’s recipient of the John Schueler Scholarship at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Oliver Mezger had been named as this year’s John Schueler artist in residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. Oliver is the first Scottish-based artist to have been awarded the scholarship and is known for his work in film and other media where he...

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  • 04/2015 Skye arts partnership announce 2015 award winners

    Skye arts partnership announce 2015 award winners

    A diverse range of artforms are represented in the second round of bursaries that have been awarded to   nine talented artists from Skye & Lochalsh. This second round of funding has distributed over £19,000 to support and help develop emergent and local talent. In 2014 the initiative partners distributed bursaries...

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