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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.

  • 10/2017 American poet wins MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    American poet wins MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize

    The winner of this year’s MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize is Deborah Moffat from The United States.  This is the second year in succession that she has won the competition. Deborah belongs to Vermont but now lives in Fife. She began writing Gaelic poetry in 2013. The competition which is...

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  • 10/2017 Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Scottish Government funding continues to support Gaelic-medium Early Years’ Groups

    Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Scottish Government funding continues to support Gaelic-medium Early Years’ Groups

    Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development, together with the Scottish Government have today (Monday 16 October) at the Royal National Mod in Fort William announced funding of £107,911 grant assistance from the Early Years funding scheme to 40 Gaelic Early Years’ Groups working...

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  • 10/2017 Dedicated Gaelic graduate wins Student of the Year title

    Dedicated Gaelic graduate wins Student of the Year title

    A graduate who completed an honours degree despite suffering from a serious medical condition has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Student of the Year 2017. Hannah McDiarmid (22) achieved a BA (Hons) in Gaelic language and culture while managing cystic fibrosis, a chronic, life limiting...

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  • 10/2017

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI reaches historic milestone with over 1,000 graduates

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, marked another significant milestone in its history last week when the total number of graduates from the college, since graduations began in 1985, topped one thousand. At the annual graduation ceremony on Friday (6 October) 67 students graduated...

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  • 10/2017 Gaelic Arts Strategy Launch & Creative Conversation

    Gaelic Arts Strategy Launch & Creative Conversation

    As part of Glasgow City Council’s Gaelic Language Plan [2012-17] Glasgow Life are delighted to be launching a Gaelic Arts Strategy for Glasgow [2018-22]. It will be launched in partnership with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig & The National Theatre of Scotland with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig. ...

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  • 09/2017 Prof. Boyd Robertson retiring as Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Prof. Boyd Robertson retiring as Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Prof. Boyd Robertson will be retiring as Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the spring of 2018. Prof. Robertson has been at the helm of Sabhal Mòr, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, since 2008. The Chair of the Board, Aideen O'Malley, said: 'Boyd came to Sabhal Mòr...

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  • 09/2017 Julie Fowlis considers language, music and the landscape in the SMO lecture

    Julie Fowlis considers language, music and the landscape in the SMO lecture

    This year’s Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture was given by internationally-renowned Gaelic singer and musician Julie Fowlis from North Uist. Julie, an Honorary Fellow and Alumni of the University of the Highlands and Islands, delivered the 21st SMO Lecture, titled ‘Playing the Skyline’, on Thursday 14 September at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,...

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  • 09/2017 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig signs new partnership agreements

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig signs new partnership agreements

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle of Skye, has recently signed two separate memoranda of understanding, one with the Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust in North Uist and the other with Colaisde na Gàidhlig in Cape Breton, Canada. Sue Fogden, Chairperson of the Taigh...

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  • 08/2017 Lecture to explore whether there is a Gaelic way of seeing

    Lecture to explore whether there is a Gaelic way of seeing

    A leading Gaelic academic will present a free talk in Skye next month as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands’ public lecture series. Professor Meg Bateman, a senior lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, will consider whether there is a Gaelic way of seeing the world. Exploring...

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  • 07/2017 Dr Frederik Paulsen Family Foundation support for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Dr Frederik Paulsen Family Foundation support for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, The National Centre for Gaelic Language, Education, Culture and the Arts, is pleased to acknowledge the very generous  financial support of £50,000 gifted to the College by Dr Frederik Paulsen Jnr, who along with Mossburn Distillers, is the ‘driving force’ behind the development of the newly completed ...

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