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Gaelic Week

The University’s first Seachdain na Gàidhlig, or Gaelic Week, is under way.

Old College Reception sign

Tionndadh Gàidhlig (Gaelic version)

From 1 March to 8 March, the University will be celebrating Gaelic’s place at the University through a series of Gaelic-related events.

Staff, students and the wider community are all invited to any of the events, which offer opportunities to learn about Gaelic and to use it.

The week began with Latha nan Òran, or Gaelic Song Day, and culminates in the Highland Annual, the largest cèilidh in Edinburgh, which is organised each year by students of the University's Highland Society.

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 Language & Culture Taster.

They include a talk about Edinburgh’s well-known Gaelic poet, Donnchadh Bàn Macintyre, and a look at some of the Gaelic treasures in the University's collections.

Gaelic Week

Saturday 1 March 2014, 12.00am

Saturday 8 March 2014, 12.00am

Various venues across the University

Full programme and event details

Seachdain na Gàidhlig has been organised in connection with the University's Gaelic Language Plan 2013-18.