Celtic & Scottish Studies

Research & publications

We are research active and publish regularly.


We publish widely on a variety of topics related to our research into traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish life.

Collaborative projects

Over the last five years, the department has initiated a number of large-scale projects which are shared with other universities.

Internal projects

See also individual staff profiles for further information.


The EERC is a research centre within Celtic & Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Its primary concern is the promotion of research into everyday life and society in Scotland and the publication of the results.

School of Scottish Studies Archives

The School of Scottish Studies Archives is an invaluable resource in the field of Scottish Studies containing many thousands of recordings, photos and manuscripts relating to the cultural traditions and folklore of Scotland.

Visit the School of Scottish Studies Archives webpages

Read / watch our interview with Traditional Artist in Residence, Mike Vass

Postgraduate research

Our strong commitment to research offers an excellent environment for postgraduate study. You can choose from a range of taught and research-led programmes spanning many areas of expertise, from traditional arts and culture, to Gaelic development and policy.

Find out more about our MSc, MSc by Research and PhD programmes in Celtic and Scottish Studies

Read / watch our interview with PhD student Dhanya Baird