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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. Based in Sleat, Isle of Skye, we are the only centre of Higher and Further Education in the world that provides its learning programmes entirely through the medium of Gaelic in an immersed, language-rich environment.

From beginners’ courses for Gaelic learners to PhDs, on campus or distance learning, there is something for everyone. Our celebrated courses and tutors provide an environment and passion to help you thrive. All this in the beautiful Isle of Skye – what more could you want? Come and experience it for yourself!


The latest news and events from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Language courses

Whether you are interested in Gaelic literature, language, education, development, history, heritage, music, art or culture


Undergraduate study through the medium of Gaelic.

Distance Learning

No matter where in the world you live you can learn Gaelic with us.

Short Courses

Residential and online Short Courses in Gaelic, music and culture.


Postgrad programmes ranging from 1 year master degrees to PhDs.

Gaelic Education: Past, Present, Future

15-17 June 2023 - a conference on Gaelic education, bringing together researchers, teachers, other educational practitioners.


Latest employment opportunities within Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the 3rd largest employer on the island providing year-round employment.


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is delighted to welcome visitors at any time of the year. We would be happy to arrange a tour of the College and its facilities. 


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Listen to our latest Podcasts here.

Jon Schueler Scholarship

A unique yearly international residency opportunity at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.




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