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Grapevine updated 09/12/2017

Next Bothan

Visit Bothan DunEideann to find out when the next Bothan is on.

New courses

Each institution updates their course lists throughout the year, so be sure to check regularly.
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These websites will help you find Gaelic events and activities in and around Edinburgh. If you think any of the details here are incorrect or know of any other activities or events you'd like us to list, please get in touch.

Gaelic grapevine

Listings for irregular events that are seasonal or aren't widely listed (if at all) on the internet. Don't forget to check out The List (link in 'Events' below) for more events.


Check The List

On of the best places to get information about events is The List Magazine. In true Blue Peter fashion, this is a premade search for up to date information about Gaelic events in and around Edinburgh.
For full information: Get the latest events from The List >>

Gaelic events at Edinburgh University

Gaelic language events for students, lecturers and the public are held throughout the year at the University of Edinburgh.
For full information: View the Edinburgh University calendar >>

Bothan Dùn Èideann

The Bothan is Edinburgh's Gaelic night club, an evening filled with live music and good cràic. It's held once a month on a Friday in the Canons' Gait. Since they only have a Facebook page, we'll do our best to let you know when the next one is.
For full information: Visit Bothan DunEideann on Facebook >>

Greyfriars Gaelic Sunday Service

Weekly Sunday service in gaelic.
For full information: Visit Greyfriars Church >>

Children's events / activities

Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Parkside Primary School) in Leith is Edinburgh's Gaelic medium primary school. The parents' website lists activities run in the school for children and families.
For full information: See activities at Taobh na Pàirce >>


These are not all Gaelic language events but they are a strong part of Gaelic culture.

Comunn Tìr nam Beann Dùn Èideann (The Edinburgh Highland Association)

An evening of family friendly music and Gaelic song.
Where: Augustine United Church, 1-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH7 6JH
When: 7.30pm - 10.00pm, Saturday 7th Otober 2017 / Saturday 4th November 2017 / Saturday 2nd December 2017 / Saturday 3rd February 2018 / Saturday 3rd March 2018 / Saturday 7th April 2018
Cost: £6 non-members / £5 members / children free

For full information: Visit Comunn Tìr nam Beann Dùn Èideann on Facebook >>

Comunn Earraghàidheal Dhùn Èideann (The Edinburgh Argyll Association)

Gaelic song, story telling and music suitable for all the family. Please turn up before the start, between 7pm and 7.30pm, to be sure of getting in as these events are very popular.
Where: St Cuthbert's Church, 5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
When: 7.30pm - 10.00pm, Saturday 21st April 2018 / Saturday 5th May 2018 / Saturday 16th June 2018 / Saturday 7th July 2018 / Saturday 1st September 2018
Cost: £6 non-members / £5 members / children free

Music & drama activities

Còisir Dhùn Èideann

Còisir Dhùn Èideann (Edinburgh Gaelic Choir) are always happy to find new members in all vocal ranges. Gaelic tuition and support materials are provided.
For full information: Visit Còisir Dhùn Èideann >>

Lothian Gaelic Choir

Lothian Gaelic Choir welcomes singers for all choral parts. No experience of choral singing or Gaelic is necessary as tuition is given every week.
For full information: Visit Lothian Gaelic Choir >>

Fèisean Nan Gàidheal

Specifically aimed at children and young adults, Fèis organise Gaelic music, drama and dance classes throughout Scotland.
For full information: Visit Fèisean Nan Gàidheal >>

Classes & courses

If you want to know more about online learning or classes and courses outwith the Edinburgh area, please go to Gaelic resources for a more complete list of courses.

Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh council offer community education classes in Gaelic at beginner, post-beginner and intermediate level.
For full information: See courses from Edinburgh Council >>

Clì Gàidhlig

Clì provide Gaelic language courses using the Ùlpan method learning method which concentrates more on speaking and listening than grammar, reading or writing.
For full information: See courses from Clì >>


Ùlpan list Gaelic courses in Edinburgh using the Ùlpan method learning method.
For full information: See Ùlpan Courses >>

Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College allows you to study Gaelic up to Higher level.
For full information: See courses at Edinburgh College >>

Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University run Gaelic classes at 3 levels, from beginner upwards, throughout the year.
For full information: See courses at Edinburgh University >>

Newbattle Abbey College

Newbattle run Gaelic language and culture courses - some are on campus while others may be held in Edinburgh.
For full information: See courses at Newbattle >>
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