Skip to content

Summer Short Courses 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2023 Summer Short Courses. What an incredible time it was!

We are currently working on our Summer 2024 programme as we speak, and we will continue adding courses here as soon as they are confirmed, so please keep checking back for updates.

This year’s Summer Short Courses will be running from 01 July to 16 August 2024.

In the meantime, you can check out this year’s Easter Courses for 2024.

SUMMER SHORT COURSES 2024: 01 JULY – 16 AUGUST

01 – 05 July

On-campus courses
(5 days, Monday – Friday):

Gaelic Level 1
Gaelic Level 3 – This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting list.
Gaelic Level 5
Gaelic Level 7
Gaelic Conversation with Alec Dòmhnallach – This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting list.

Ensemble Week with Ross Couper and Hamish Napier

Online courses
(3 days, Tuesday – Thursday)
:

Gaelic Level 2 online
Gaelic Level 5 online

08 – 12 July


On-campus courses
(5 days, Monday – Friday):

Family Learning Week
Piping and Drumming (Under 21s)

Online courses
(3 days, Tuesday – Thursday)
:

Gaelic Level 3 online
Gaelic Level 6 online

22 – 26 July

On-campus courses
(5 days, Monday – Friday):

Gaelic Level 1
Gaelic Level 3
Gaelic Level 5 – This course is now full.  Please ask about the waiting-list
Gaelic Level 7
Gaelic for Irish Speakers (Advanced)

Button Box with Robert Nairn
Piano Accordion with Ady Harper

Online courses
(3 days, Tuesday – Thursday):

Gaelic Level 5 online
Gaelic Level 8 online

05– 09 August

On-campus courses
(5 days, Monday – Friday):

Gaelic Level 1
Gaelic Level 3
Gaelic Level 5
Gaelic Level 7
Language Enrichment with Alec Dòmhnallach (Valtos) This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting list.

The Music in the Fiddle with Charlie Mckerron This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting list, or you might like “Strings ‘n’ Things“, “Ensemble Week” or “Flute & Whistle“.

Online courses
(3 days, Tuesday – Thursday):

Gaelic Level 2 online
Gaelic Level 7 online

Assistance for those who are unfamiliar with the course booking system can be found here.

Help with the UHI system may also be obtained at +44 (0) 1463 279 150 or via .

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Team on +44 (0)1471 888 246 or by email on .

Accommodation

Accommodation will be offered on campus again (subject to availability) at Easter and during the summer programme. You may of course make your own arrangements for accommodation offsite, and we also allow course participants to camp on our grounds, though please be aware we are not an official campsite and our facilities are limited. Full details may be found on our Accommodations page.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

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. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2023, having been established before the first Gaelic-medium units appeared in primary schools throughout Scotland. Today, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is the biggest employer of Scottish Gaelic speakers in the world.

Student Life

The Isle of Skye

© Sabhal Mòr Ostaig | Design by CGS | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a Scottish registered charity · No. SC002578