Events celebrate Gaelic language and culture
The University is hosting a week-long festival celebrating Edinburgh’s Gaelic community, past and present.
The Edinburgh Gaelic Festival (Seachdain na Gàidhlig) features more than 30 events throughout the city from 2 – 9 November.
Seachdain na Gàidhlig
Edinburgh Gaelic Festival
Festival highlights include tours of Edinburgh landmarks in Gaelic, a workshop showcasing Gaelic manuscripts and a playgroup that teaches children simple Gaelic words.
A Gaelic Fair will take place on Saturday 3 November in the Grassmarket Community Centre.
The event offers people a chance find out about Gaelic-related activities in the city from local groups, while enjoying refreshments and live music from local band An Conasg.
The programme also features several music gigs in pubs and other venues across the city.
A free children’s concert with traditional Scottish music will take place in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
The Edinburgh Gaelic Festival (Seachdain na Gàidhlig) is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers and is supported by Gaelic officers from the University and Iomairt Dhùn Èideann (the Edinburgh Gaelic initiative).
Many events are free to attend and welcome to non-Gaelic speakers.