Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Gaelic Week Edinburgh

Gaelic Week Edinburgh is a week-long festival celebrating Gaelic language, culture and community in the city.

Students dancing at a ceilidh during Gaelic Week.
Highland Society Ceilidh at Gaelic Week Edinburgh 2024.

The festival is held in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and at the same time as World Gaelic Week ("Seachdain na Gàidhlig"). Each year, the University holds a series of events at the end of February to celebrate Gaelic language and culture. 

Gaelic Week at the University 

There are events for students and staff from all disciplines and abilities of Gaelic at Gaelic Week. 

In 2024, the University hosted a series of events, including conversation circles, a film screening, a ceilidh with the Highland Society, and a special drop-in and Pop Up Gàidhealtachd with Edinburgh University Students' Association. 

Gaelic Week in the city 

In addition to the University's activity during the week, a series of events also takes place across the city. In 2024, a total of 25 events took place across the city, hosted by 20 different organisations, including National Museums Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh Gaelic Centre (Ionad Gàidhlig Dhùn Èideann). 

To find out more about Gaelic Week in the city, head to the festival website. 

Gaelic Week Edinburgh 

Children crafting at Pop Up Ionad event.
Pop Up Gaelic Centre with Ionad Gàidhlig Dhùn Èideann, Gaelic Week 2024.

Our story 

Gaelic Week Edinburgh, formally "Edinburgh Gaelic Festival", was established by the University of Edinburgh in 2014 as an annual festival celebrating the Gaelic community of Edinburgh past and present. After two successful festivals in the first year, the University joined forces with the City of Edinburgh Council to deliver Gaelic Week Edinburgh in 2015. The event is now run collaboratively between the two organisations, and at the same time as the wider World Gaelic Week, established in 2021. 

Contact Us 

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to add an event to the online programme, please get in touch. 

Contact Us | Gaelic Week Edinburgh 






Leugh an duilleag seo sa Ghàidhlig.