Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Gaelic Week Edinburgh

Gaelic Week Edinburgh returns for a tenth year 19-25 February 2024. Find out about the history of Gaelic Week and what's in store this year.

Highland Society Ceilidh during celebrating 180 Years of the society.
Join us to kick off Gaelic Week at the Highland Society ceilidh on Friday 16 February.

Gaelic Week Edinburgh is a week-long series of events celebrating the Gaelic language, culture and community in Edinburgh, past and present, held in conjunction with the wider World Gaelic Week. This year, the University will be hosting a series of events 19-25 February 2024 to celebrate the tenth edition of the festival in Edinburgh. 

Gaelic Week at the University 

There are events for students and staff from all disciplines and abilities of Gaelic at this year's festival. Join us for a dance at our opening ceilidh with the University's Highland Society, learn about hosting Gaelic and BSL events at EUSA's special societies drop in for minority languages, and meet other Gaelic speakers and learners at our Pop-up Gàidhealtachd. 

Find more events on our Gaelic Week Edinburgh programme linked below. Throughout the week, there will also be a 10% discount on Gaelic merchandise at the University of Edinburgh gift shop. 

University of Edinburgh Gift Shop 

Gaelic Week in the city 

In addition to events at the University, there will also be a series of excellent events taking place across the city. See below for some highlights and be sure to take a look at the full programme on the Gaelic Week Edinburgh website. 

See full programme  

Invisible Cities walking tour through Edinburgh.
Invisible Cities Gaelic walking tour through Edinburgh during Gaelic Week Edinburgh 2023.

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.