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LANGUAGE STATUS

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Bòrd na Gàidhlig works to promote Gaelic, and strives in partnership with the Scottish Government, the people of Scotland and the Gaelic organisations to improve the status of the language throughout Scotland. 

Comunn na Gàidhlig

Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) was established in 1984 as a co-coordinating Gaelic Development Agency. Operating at local, regional and national levels. CnaG has three operational areas - Western Isles, Scotland North and Scotland South and have offices in Inverness (Head office), Stornoway, and Glasgow. CnaG also manages and supports the Iomairtean Gàidhlig on behalf of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.


LEARNING RESOURCES

LearnGaelic.net

"Welcome to LearnGaelic, a one-stop shop for anyone and everyone interested in learning Scottish Gaelic. Whatever stage you are at, and whatever age you are, all the help you need is just a click away.”

An Litir Bheag

“... you can read and listen here to Roddy Maclean's An Litir Bheag ("the little letter"), which is aimed at people who are at an [early] stage in their learning...”

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Founded in 1973, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become internationally recognised as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is one of the University of the Highlands and Islands partner colleges.

Gaelic 4 Parents

“Welcome to Gaelic4Parents.com, the website for parents and children interested and involved in Gaelic education.” 

Ceumannan

A Gaelic learners' course for secondary schools

Ùlpan

“Ùlpan is a revolutionary language learning system first pioneered in the Middle East. It has been used to teach Welsh and Breton, and now we have adapted it to Scottish Gaelic.”

Scotland's Gaelic Toolkit

“An online Gaelic learning resource that is practical, bright, interactive and fun. The resource is available 24/7; it’s friendly and accessible. It can even be customised to reflect your organisation needs and priorities.”

Lews Castle College

Lews Castle College has over 2,700 students, more than 60 full-time and 80 part-time courses, in excess of 30 HNCs, HNDs, degrees and postgraduate programmes, and at least 200 evening classes offered throughout the Hebrides. Impressive statistics, which sum us up in a nutshell - we take your education seriously. Colaisde a' Chaisteil is one of the University of the Highlands and Islands partner colleges.

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle (the Columba Centre Islay) is an open door for you to engage with Gaelic language and culture through a progressive year-round range of classes, courses and activities.


CORPUS

Am Faclair Beag

Online Gaelic-English dictionary.

Stòr-dàta

Online Gaelic-English dictionary.

Thesaurus

Online Gaelic-English thesaurus.

List of other dictionaries

List of online Gaelic-English dictionaries.

Gaelic Place-names of Scotland

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland ~ is the national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland. Their purpose is to advise on forms of Gaelic place-names for maps, signs and general use.

Scottish Qualifications Authority - Gaelic Orthographic Conventions

"Gaelic Orthographic Conventions" was first published by the Scottish Certificate of Education Examination Board in 1981 and was revised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in 2005.  This document has proved to be a valuable resource and foundation for many areas of Gaelic development since then as Gaelic usage has extended into different domains of public life in Scotland.

An Seotal

‘An Seotal’ is an on-line terminology database, particularly aimed at Gaelic-medium subject teaching in the secondary school, but with provision for and accessible to all other users.


GAELIC HERITAGE

Tobar an Dualchais

“This website contains over 26,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.”

Am Baile

“Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's bilingual website, and discover the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. You will find photographs, illustrations, rare books and documents as well as short films, audio clips, interactive games and comics.”

Hebridean Connections

“Welcome to the new Hebridean Connections website… Here you will find over 40,000 records relating to the genealogy, history, traditions, culture and archaeology of the Western Isles, an island community off the west coast of Scotland. All material is drawn from the collections of the Comainn Eachdraidh, the Historical Societies which have been preserving local historical knowledge for decades.”


GAELIC MEDIA AND ARTS

BBC ALBA

BBC Alba is a Scottish Gaelic language digital television channel jointly owned by the BBC and MG Alba. The channel was launched on 19 September 2008 and is on-air for up to seven hours a day.  

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

Radio nan Gàidheal is a British radio station, broadcasting in Scottish Gaelic. It is operated by the BBC as part of its portfolio of television and radio services in Scotland. 

Gaelic Books Council

The Gaelic Books Council provides assistance for publishers wishing to publish Scottish Gaelic books of quality. We support a wide variety of titles, including those in traditional book form as well as digital and other formats. 

Blas Festival

Blas Festival is an international celebration of Highland music and Gaelic language, in a range of venues across Highland Region. 

An Comunn Gàidhealach

An Comunn Gàidhealach is the oldest Gaelic language organisation in Scotland. Founded in Oban in 1891, it has long been a leading light in the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art. Through the organisation and running of the Royal National Mòd and grass roots community development work, An Comunn Gaidhealach continues to further its aim of supporting and developing all aspects of the Gaelic language, culture, history and heritage at local, national and international levels. 

Ceòlas

“Welcome to Ceòlas!  A place full of music, song and dance in the Gaelic Community of South Uist. The main focus of  Ceòlas is a music and dance summer school featuring expert tuition in piping, fiddling, singing, Scotch reels and Quadrilles, step dancing and the Gaelic language...  while allowing ample opportunity for participants to enjoy all these art forms in Cèilidhs and in homes, the places which fostered them.”

Feisean nan Gàidheal

“Welcome to the official website of Fèisean nan Gàidheal, the organisation which supports the development of community-based Gaelic arts tuition festivals throughout Scotland.”

An Lòchran

“An Lòchran is a non profit organisation which exists to develop and promote the Gaelic arts in Glasgow, and to establish a Gaelic cultural centre in the city. Glasgow and Gaelic are inextricably linked... An Lòchran strives to celebrate our rich cultural traditions and aims to bring this culture within reach of a wider population.”

An Lanntair

“An Lanntair Arts Centre, bringing you the best in arts, events, music & entertainment in the Western Isles.”