Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Gaelic Activities

Here you can find information on the University's Gaelic activities.

Gaelic in Edinburgh Leaflet

Gaelic in Edinburgh leaflet cover
The University of Edinburgh has developed and distributed this leaflet with funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and in cooperation with Iomairt Dhùn Èideann and many other organisations in Edinburgh. The leaflet offers information about the history of Gaelic in the city as well as contact details for Gaelic groups active in the city today.

Common Room Consultation

Busy Gaelic Cafe during the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival 2017
The University ran a public consultation on the establishment of a Gaelic common room at the University in October 2014.

Gaelic Officer

Community members at the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival Gaelic Fair 2016
The University's first Gaelic Officer works to raise the profile of Gaelic at the University and to create opportunities for its use.

Edinburgh Award (Gaelic Outreach)

Edinburgh Award (Gaelic Outreach) Students 2016
The Edinburgh Award (Gaelic Outreach) is an opportunity for students to develop their skills while working to promote Gaelic at the University and in the city. The award helps students to get the most out of these activities and to get recognition for the work that they do.

University of Edinburgh Gaelic Grant Scheme

University Highland Society Students at a flash ceilidh outside 50 George Square
These grants are available to support students at the University of Edinburgh who wish to contribute to the aims of the University’s Gaelic Language Plan 2013-18: to raise the profile of the language within the University and create practical opportunities for its use.