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Second Gaelic Week starts Monday

The University’s second Seachdain na Gàidhlig, or Gaelic Week, will commence on Monday 20 October.

Gaelic flag

Tionndadh Gàidhlig (Gaelic version)

A celebration of Gaelic and its role at the University, the week will feature a range of events on Gaelic literature, language and culture.

Organisers also hope to make an impression on social media and will offer help with ideas and translation to encourage staff to tweet, using #snag, or post on Facebook, in Gaelic.

Gaelic is a vibrant part of the diverse culture of the University and of Edinburgh. We are pleased to promote our second annual Seachdain na Gàidhlig, which offers students, staff and community members the opportunity to learn more about Gaelic, to use it and to celebrate its place here.

Bria MasonGaelic Officer

Whisky and shinty

Events include a tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's plant library in Gaelic and a whisky tasting with a talk on the etymology of the distilleries' Gaelic names.

Also on the programme is an open shinty session, held by the Edinburgh University Shinty Society and offering an opportunity to try the sport.

The Society will also host an Audience with Hugh Dan MacLennan, the award-winning journalist and sports writer who has played, and published books about, shinty.

Gaelic Week

Monday 20 October 2014, 12.00am

Friday 24 October 2014, 12.00am

Various venues across the University

Full programme

Annual event

The inaugural Gaelic Week took place in March 2014 and was such a success, organisers intend to make it an annual event.

It has been moved to October to avoid the busy period towards the end of the academic year.