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Short or Part-time Courses in Gaelic
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Short or Part-time Courses in Gaelic and Related Culture Short or Part-time Courses in Gaelic and Related Culture

Learn Gaelic and widen your horizons! Explore the beauties, subtleties and charms of this ancient language in some of Scotland's most attractive scenery. An appealing range of short courses in the language or on aspects of its related culture are available - check below for one that will suit you.




  • Part-time Courses
  • Gaelic & Traditional Music courses in Uist Description of courses in Scottish traditional music and Gaelic based in Uist. They are rooted in the area's cultural heritage, but they also provide opportunities for learning and working creatively with the tools of the 21st century.
  • Inverness College's Gaelic Courses This college offers a range of courses which provide an opportunity for individuals who are beginners as well as for those who have achieved some fluency and wish to develop further competency in the language.
  • Gaelic Courses at The University of Edinburgh The University offers summer Gaelic courses at a range of levels. The language classes take place mornings and afternoons, and some time will be devoted to background study of the history, literature and music of the Gael.
  • The College of Piping, Glasgow This is the website for the College of Piping in Glasgow. The College offers a unique and comprehensive service providing lessons, examinations, accommodation, all instruments and music and a knowledge base for all students of piping.
  • The Piping Centre, Glasgow The Piping Centre offers tuition in pipe music at all levels within its purpose built school. Day and evening classes are offered on both a group and individual basis, all under the guidance of the Director of Piping.
  • Celtic Courses Edinburgh University Discover more about the range of Celtic courses offered by the University by entering this site.
  • Colaisde Bheinn na Faoghla Colaisde Bheinn na Faoghla offers a range of locally taught Further and Higher Education courses in North and South Uist and Benbecula, including Gaelic Language & Music and Art & Design, sensitively exploiting the unique cultural and natural heritage of these islands.
  • Beag air Bheag Beag air Bheag is a taste of Scottish Gaelic for absolute beginners provided on the Radio nan Gaidheal website.Beag air Bheag means 'little by little', and that is just how the five sections of the site aim to introduce you to the language.
  • Speaking Our Language: Bruidhinn ar Cànan This is a 6 lesson introduction to conversational Gaelic based on the highly successful Speaking Our Language Gaelic course.
  • Ceòlas Gaelic Music Summer School Ceòlas is a music and dance summer school featuring expert tuition in piping, fiddling, singing, Scotch reel and Quadrilles, step dancing and the Gaelic language. It is based in South Uist and takes place each year during the month of July.
  • Gaelic Classes Through the World This site provides a full list of Scottish Gaelic classes throughout the world
  • Gaelic Classes in Scotland This site provides a list of Gaelic classes in Scotland.
  • Taigh Dhonnchaidh Gaelic Summer School 2002 Taigh Dhonnchaidh and Lews Castle College are offering a unique opportunity for students and Gaelic language enthusiasts to learn Gaelic or improve their language skills in the heartland of the language and culture.
  • Gaelic Courses at Clydebank College A full-time Gaelic immersion programme has been running in Clydebank College since 1997. It is suitable for beginners or individuals who have already had some initial training.
  • Learning Gaelic on Colonsay Gaelic is still a living language on Colonsay and the Gaelic courses here cater for various levels of proficiency.The main features of Colonsay Gaelic, which has a distinct flavour of its own, are referred to in all the courses.
  • Achiltibuie Piping School Pipers have been taught here for generations, a tradition still maintained today.
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