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While some say that Gaelic was the language of the Garden of Eden we certainly know it has been spoken in Scotland for over 1500 years. But Gaelic is also a language of the 21st century with the whole gamut of media other modern languages enjoy. Below is a selection of the growing number of Gaelic media outlets which exist.



  • Media and Publishing
  • Acair Ltd Acair is based in Stornoway and publishes a wide range of Gaelic, English and Bilingual books. The website for this Gaelic publishing company now has a secure server site featuring over 70 of their most popular titles.
  • Bill Lawson Publications Specialist Books & Genealogy Research for the Outer Hebrides
  • Latitude 57 5 minute Gaelic video, introducing the language and culture
  • Gaelic Books Buy Gaelic Books on the web
  • Celtia Information on Celtic Cultures
  • Hebridean Imaging Media and Publishing
  • An Gàidheal Ur The world's only all Gaelic newspaper is now online. An Gàidheal Ur was launched in 1996 as a newsletter style service to An Comunn Gaidhealach members. Now entirely Gaelic in content and distributed once a month within the West Highland Free Press
  • BBC Radio nan Gaidheal The new BBC Gaelic radio broadcasting service, accessible on 103.5-105 FM
  • Bill Lawson This is the website for Bill Lawson who has written 36 books on the genealogies and the history of the Western Isles.
  • Cànan Ltd Cànan is a broad-based company based in Skye offering a wide range of communications, marketing and design services with the added capability to work in English or Gaelic.
  • Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig - the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee The web-site of Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig (CCG) which funds majority of the Gaelic television programmes broadcast by the BBC and ITV.
  • Craoladh nan Gàidheal Website for Craoladh nan Gàidheal, BBC's Gaelic services. Includes programme schedules, online radio, features, Gaelic lessons and local an international news.
  • Dalriada Website of Dalriada heritage trust
  • Dougie MacLean Official Site This is the official site for Dougie Maclean, the traditional musician based in Dunkeld.
  • Island Focus, Photography of the Scottish Islands Photography of the Scottish Islands by established photographer Sue Anderson. The site includes the opportunity to buy calendars featuring Scottish islands, printed in both English and Gaelic
  • Stockscotland Thousands of photographic images of Scotland including large cultural selection and many scenes from the Gaelic-speaking areas
  • Isle of Barra Website Read here articles from Barra weekly newspaper ''Guth Bharraidh''. It provides regular updates on Barra related developments, editorials, private announcements. Also information on history, on local organisations and tips for tourists.
  • Lismor Recordings This site is dedicated to the business, releases, artists and events relative to the music produced by both Lismor Recording and Iona Records. A number of Gaelic and piping artistes have recorded with the companies.
  • Macmeanmna - Specialist Gaelic Music Company This is the website of Scotland's specialist Gaelic Music Company, Macmeanmna Records, and also GaelicMusic.com, a website dedicated to the promotion of Gaelic artists worldwide.
  • Music Scotland Web store with over 3000 Scottish, Celtic, Roots and World music CDs, Scottish links and free mp3 music.
  • Temple Records Based at Temple in Lothian this company produces CDs of Scottish Music and Song, fiddles, harps and bagpipes.
  • The Gaelic Books Council Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, or the Gaelic Books Council, is an organisation set up in 1968 to promote Gaelic books. It is a charitable company, and its main funding comes from the Scottish Arts Council.
  • Tobar an Dualchais Tobar an Dualchais is a proposal for an exciting four year project to preserve and make available around 18,000 hours of Gaelic and Scots sound recordings through modern technology.
  • West Highland Free Press This weekly newspaper has championed the cause of the Gaelic language, both by giving it political support and also by publishing more written Gaelic material than any other newspaper.
  • White Horse Press Scottish titles - White Horse Publishing
  • Whitewave Music Whitewave Music was created by John White & Anne Martin in 1998 originally as an "own label" to produce Anne's first album Co..? Anne has susequently produced another called "Nighean nan Geug". This was in collabotation with Ingrid Henderson.
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