Gaelic festival in full flow

A week-long series of events is taking place to celebrate Gaelic’s contribution to the cultural life of the city.

Staff, students and the wider community are invited to attend a range of Gaelic-related events from 18 to 24 October.

The programme includes a variety of opportunities to learn about Gaelic culture and language and to use it at all levels.

Varied events

The week’s events, aimed at a variety of audiences, range from a Gaelic-themed tour of the Scottish Parliament to a Gaelic and Whisky Taster.

The programme includes a talk from Gaelic-speaking artist and former artist in residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Eòghann MacColla.

The week began with a Gaelic Service at Greyfriar’s Kirk and culminates in a Closing Celebration of songs, tunes and stories.

Seachdain na Gàidhlig, or Edinburgh Gaelic Week, was launched by the University in 2014.

It has been expanded this year to encompass the full range of Gaelic activity on offer across Edinburgh.

Edinburgh has a vibrant and diverse Gaelic community, and we hope to get as many people involved as possible in Seachdain na Gàidhlig, this new Gaelic addition to the festival city! We hope staff, students and the Edinburgh community will join us.

Bria MasonOifigear na Gàidhlig | Gaelic Officer