Celtic & Scottish Studies

Welcome to Celtic and Scottish Studies, the longest established Celtic department in Scotland, and home of the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Established in 1951, the School of Scottish Studies Archives comprise extensive collections on the cultural traditions and folklore of Scotland and its people. At their core is the ethnological fieldwork undertaken by staff and students over the past sixty years, including a sound archive of some 33,000 recordings, a photographic archive containing thousands of images from the 1930s onwards, a film and video collection, and a manuscript archive.

Find out more about the School of Scottish Studies Archives

Choose from a wide range of undergraduate degrees in Celtic, Scottish Ethnology, and Scottish Studies. We also support Moray House School of Education and Sport in delivering Primary Education with Gaelic.

Choose a taught or research-led programme, gaining an MSc, an MSc by Research, or a PhD in your area of interest and expertise, from traditional arts and culture to Gaelic development and policy.

Find out more about our department, events and projects on our blog where we post contributions from students and staff. We cover languages and literatures, ethnology and culture, traditional arts and performance.

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We sustain a wide-ranging programme of research. All departmental staff are research-active, and are distinguished in their fields.