Edinburgh's linguistic landscape

Edinburgh's Linguistic Landscape

A small exhibition of photographs illustrating multilingualism in practice.

Edinburgh's Linguistic Landscape

Jean Redpath

University of Edinburgh St Andrew’s Day Celebration 2014

This year’s concert takes place on Sunday 30 November in the McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, from 7.30-9pm. The concert will feature a special tribute to Dr Jean Redpath MBE (1937-2014).

St Andrew's Day Celebration

Gaelic sign at the Old College Reception

Gaelic Week 2014

Seachdain na Gàidhlig (Gaelic Week), a week-long festival of Gaelic at the University, will take place between Monday 20 October 2014 and Friday 24 October 2014.

Gaelic Week 2014

Lecture theatre seats

Theatre Inspired by the Archives

Internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Song of the Goat Theatre (Fringe First winners in 2012 & 2004) have been commissioned by Summerhall to create a new performance drawing on Scotland’s ancient musical traditions partly inspired by the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Return to the Voice

Gabh an Cothrom

Gaelic Immersion for Teachers

A group of primary and secondary teachers from across Scotland will be attending an intensive week-long Gaelic course at the University of Edinburgh in connection with the Gaelic Immersion for Teachers (GIfT) initiative.

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Tionndadh Gàidhlig

John Duncan's Anima Celtica

The Celtic Revival in Scotland

The department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is now accepting bookings for their upcoming conference, The Celtic Revival in Scotland (1860-1930).

The Celtic Revival in Scotland

Stained glass

Call for papers - Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2014

Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is an academic conference that is held every two years to promote research on any and all topics related to Gaelic as well as to promote research through the medium of Gaelic. The conference is now accepting abstracts for papers.

Call for papers - Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2014


New Celtic Revival Exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery

‘A Wide New Kingdom: The Celtic Revival in Scotland’, is now open at the Talbot Rice Gallery until 19 April. It will reopen from 1-5 May to accompany ‘The Celtic Revival in Scotland (1860-1930)' conference organised by Celtic and Scottish Studies.

'A wonderful exhibition' - Professor Alexander Moffat RSA

Talbot Rice Gallery upcoming exhibitions

Women waulking cloth


Traditional musicians and composers Amble Skuse, Ailie Robertson and Mike Vass have teamed up with writers Angus Peter Campbell, Sophie Crooke, Rebecca Sharp and Charlotte Murray to create new works of music and words inspired by the School of Scottish Studies Archives.


Dr Mackay's Festschrift

A Guid Hairst

In January 2014 we launched "A Guid Hairst": Collecting and Archiving Scottish Tradition, a celebratory Festschrift for our colleague, Dr Margaret A. Mackay.

Dr Mackay's Festschrift

Calum Maclean


A one-day conference on the legacy of Calum Maclean, considered one of the foremost folklorists and ethnologists of his generation.

Life and Legacy of Calum Maclean Conference

Professor Rob Dunbar

Professor Rob Dunbar's Inaugural Lecture

Lecture title: ‘Canada, the Gaelic Imagination, and the Future of the Celtic Languages’ / ‘Canada, am Mac-meanmna Gàidhlig, agus na Cànanan Ceilteach san Àm ri Teachd’

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Eilidh Munro small

Student Success at the Mòd

Prizes for past and present students at this year's Mòd.

Student Success at the Mòd

Graduation day

Major AHRC award for postgraduate training in Celtic Languages

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of twelve Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding in the amount of £1.85 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in Celtic Languages for 2014-18.

AHRC Award

Celtic depiction of a dog

Sex and Sexuality in Celtic Cultures Conference

A conference to explore the literature, history, linguistics and folklore of sex and sexuality in Celtic cultures, running from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2013.

Sex and Sexuality in Celtic Cultures Conference

Stuart Eydmann Small Trad Artist in Residence

Traditional Artist in Residence 2013-2014

The department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Eydmann as the new Artist in Residence for the coming academic year.

Stuart Eydmann Residency 2013-2014

Islands Book Trust Launch

Islands Trust Book Launch

On Monday June 10, Celtic & Scottish Studies hosted the launch of a major new book from the Islands Book Trust on the School of Scottish Studies, The Carrying Stream Flows On.

Islands Trust Book Launch

Frieda Morrison

Greig-Duncan Songs

As part of her 2012-2013 Residency at Celtic and Scottish Studies, Frieda Morrison has prepared a selection of singers' performances of songs from the "Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection".

Greig-Duncan songs

Tree in the Meadows

Gaelic moving forward

Learn more about our commitment to promoting the Gaelic language in, and beyond, the University.

Gaelic moving forward

EUSA Award

Best School or Subject Area Award

Celtic & Scottish Studies has won the award for Best School or Subject Area in the University in this year’s EUSA Teaching Awards competition.

Best School or Subject Area Award

Scottish Studies website

Review of Scottish Studies Archives

A review of the School of Scottish Studies Archives concludes that it is vital to teaching, research and public engagement and should remain a highly accessible resource.

Review of Scottish Studies Archive

School of Scottish Studies Building

New Taught Masters Degree

We are very pleased to announce that Celtic and Scottish Studies will be launching a new taught masters programme in autumn 2013.

New Taught Masters Degree

Mason Bria

University of Edinburgh appoints its first Gaelic Officer

As part of its forthcoming Gaelic Language Plan, the University has appointed Bria Mason as its first Gaelic Officer.

University of Edinburgh appoints its first Gaelic Officer

Prof Hamp with his Honorary Degree

Professor Eric Hamp awarded an Honorary Degree

On 28 November 2012 the University of Edinburgh bestowed the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on Eric Hamp.

Honorary Degree for Professor Eric Hamp

Calum McLean making a recording

Calum Maclean Project Follow-on

Thanks to a recent Follow-on grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is delighted to announce that the Calum Maclean Project is able to commence for a further year.

Calum Maclean Project Follow-on

Ian MacKenzie 1958-2009

Ian MacKenzie

We are very sad to announce the death of Ian MacKenzie, photographer and curator of the photographic archive, after a long illness. Ian started working in the archive in 1985 and since then made an enormous contribution to the work of the School of Scottish Studies and later the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies.

The Ian MacKenzie Memorial Fund has been set up to further his work. If you would like to contribute, please contact his wife Talitha on

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