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These are links to organisations that promote Gaelic language and culture at a national level. However, we have provided a section for parents which links to information they might need if considering Gaelic Medium Education. If you think any of the links are incorrect or you think there is something we should add, please get in touch with us
National Gaelic events
Blas Festival is an annual event held in locations throughout Argyll and The Highlands which celebrates traditional Scottish and Gaelic music and culture.
For full information: Check out Blas Festival >>
The Royal National Mòd is an annual festival clebrating all aspects of Gaelic culture. It is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (the Highland Association) and includes the highly prestigious national competitions in the performing arts as well as perfomrances and many fringe events. It is hosted in a different location in Scotland each year.
For full information: Find out about the Royal National Mòd >>
Gaelic creative arts organisations
Comunn nan Còisirean Gàidhlig (The Association of Gaelic Choirs) aim to promote, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music and in particular Gaelic Choral Music. They have information about Gaelic choirs all over Scotland.
For full information: Visit Comunn nan Còisirean Gàidhlig >>
Pròiseact Nan Ealan (The Gaelic Arts Agency) is based in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles but work nationally and internationally to provide support for Gaelic arts.
For full information: Visit Pròiseact Nan Ealan >>
Fèisean nan gàidheal (Gaelic Festivals) work all over Scotland to support organisations in the Fèis movement in their promotion of music and drama. Many of the projects are aimed at children and young adults but they also organise the yearly Blas festival.
For full information: Visit Fèisean nan gàidheal >>
An Comunn Gàidhealach (the Highland Association) is a charitable organisation founded in 1891 to support and develop all aspects of the Gaelic language, culture, history and heritage at local, national and international levels. They are the organisers of the Royal National Mòd.
For full information: Visit An Comunn Gàidhealach >>
The Gaelic Books Council is a charity dedicated to supporting the development of Gaelic writing and the publication and promotion of Gaelic language literature. They have information about opportunities and funding for writers as well as an online shop selling Gaelic literature.
For full information: Visit the Gaelic Books Council >>
Government & education organisations
Bòrd na Gàidhlig (The Gaelic Board) Fiosrachadh do phàrantan (Information for parents)
Bòrd na Gàidhlig is a public body which works with Scottish Government to promote and improve the status of the Gaelic Language. They work primarlily in the education sector to help provide Gaelic medium education and course funding to increase the number of people of all ages acquiring Gaelic in Scotland.
For full information: Visit Bòrd na Gàidhlig >>
Comunn na Gàidhlig is a coordinating public body which works with Scottish Government, Local Authorities and Gaelic language agencies to promote the development of Scottish Gaelic.
For full information: Visit Comunn na Gàidhlig >>
Website for those interested in teaching in Gaelic medium with in-depth information about teaching courses, funding and job opportunities.
For full information: Visit Gabh an Cothrom >>
Comann nam Pàrant is a national organisation which offers advice and support on Gaelic medium education to parents.
For full information: Visit Comann nam Pàrant >>
Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Parkside Primary School) is Edinburgh's newly created Gaelic medium primary school. The school accepts pupils from Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
For full information: Visit Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce >>
Pàrantan Taobh na Pàirce
The Parent Council of Taobh na Pàirce are involved in the running of the school and resolution of parents' issues.
For full information: Visit Pàrantan Taobh na Pàirce >>
Òganan Dhùn Èideann provide Gaelic-medium wraparound childcare facilities for pre and primary school children within the Gaelic school, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce.
For full information: Visit Òganan Dhùn Èideann >>
Cròileagain Dhùn Èideann (Edinburgh Gaelic Playgroups) run playgroups for under fives across Edinburgh with activities designed to introduce Gaelic to children and their carers in a fun way. No Gaelic experience is necessary for carer or child.
For full information: Visit Cròileagain Dhùn Èideann >>