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  • Full-time Courses
  • Gaelic in Glasgow University's Department of Celtic The University of Glasgow's Department of Celtic runs courses which are open to students of all faculties.Teaching and research work covers the ancient, medieval and modern periods in three Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh.
  • Scottish Landscape Photography Enjoy a virtual tour of Scotland at this online gallery.
  • CLI - Tuition Database Here you can search Clì's database of Gaelic clubs, classes and courses around Scotland and the world.
  • Celtic at Aberdeen University While fostering the proper academic study of Celtic languages and cultures, Aberdeen University's Celtic Department is closely allied to the most modern Gaelic-related development programmes in the Highlands and Islands.
  • 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.
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College, Isle of Skye Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a Further Education college on the Isle of Skye, teaching full-time courses through the medium of Gaelic. It also runs a broad range of short courses.
  • University of Edinburgh - Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies On 1 August 2001 the Department of Celtic and the School of Scottish Studies came together to form a single administrative unit, to be known as the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies.
  • Gaelic at Lews Castle College, Stornoway This college offers courses in Gaelic, Communications, Arts & Languages
  • The School of Scottish Studies This is a centre for interdisciplinary research on Scottish subjects and is the only Scottish institution that undertakes the systematic and extensive recording of folklore and regional ethnology in the field.
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  • Accommodation
  • Scotsell for Scottish Holidays Hotels, B&Bs and self catering Scottish Country Cottages across Scotland and the Scottish Islands. Personal planning service and brochure available.
  • Scotts Castle Holidays Holidays in historic Scottish castles and country houses
  • Accommodation in Ullapool Hotel, B&B and self-catering accommodation in this Gaelic-speaking area
  • Skyehaven Self Catering holiday home in the Isle of Skye
  • Macleod Motel Bed & Breakfast/ Self Catering accommodation Regular live music sessions in the Clisham Keel Bar
  • Chase The Wild Goose Holiday Cottages Argyll Scotland Self catering woodland holiday cottages near Dunoon Argyll
  • The Old Manse Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Lochcarron Village
  • James Mould Doneve Scottish Self Catering Holidays
  • Hosta - Skye Self Catering Hosta - Two bedroom cottage situated in Portree, Isle of Skye. Gaelic spoken by the proprietors.
  • Creagard Country Cottage A detached group of four 19th century Stone Quarriers
  • Dunvegan View 4 star B&B on the Isle of Harris
  • Castle Mace Coille Bhurich Self Catering Holiday Cottage
  • Blackwood Croft Comfortable Self Catering Accommodation
  • Clisham Guest House and Tea Room Comfortable and friendly family-run guest house
  • Bayview Self Catering Holidays Bayview Self Catering Holidays
  • The Kyle Hotel 3 Star hotel with high class restaurant specialising in seafood.
  • Kirkton Lodge Spacious yet cosy chalet/bungalow with loch views. Sleeps up to 5 adults and 3 extra children.
  • Willow Cottage Apartment Comfortable modern self catering accommodation for up to 5 people at Aultbea in Wester Ross.
  • Taobh an Allt B&B, Lochcarron Comfortable accommodation in a quiet semi-rural location in Wester Ross. Excellent base.
  • Dundonnell Accommodation Cottages, B&B and a 16 bed hostel in beautiful Wester Ross. Sandy beaches nearby. Perfect for hill walking and climbing.
  • White Heather Hotel, Kyleakin
  • Tigh Charrann Magnificent new detached house in elevated hillside position above Drumnadrochit with stunning views over Loch Ness. Quiet rural location but within 2 miles of shops, pubs, restaurants, etc. Sleeps 6
  • Birchbrae Luxury Self Catering accommodation in Scandinavian style lodges nr Fort William
  • Camus Ban Self Catering Holidays Comfortable, well-equipped & cosy 2-bedroom holiday home, situated in quiet street about 5 minutes’ walk away from Portree town centre on the Isle of Skye. Sleeps up to 5 people. Easy access to pubs, restaurants, shops, swimming pool. Excellent base from which to tour Skye.
  • Brook Cottage, Portree, Skye Two bedroom cottage situated in Portree, Isle of Skye. Gaelic spoken by the proprietors
  • Tigh-Na-Creaga Attractive and characterful 2-bedroomed Highland stone cottage in central village location in Lochcarron, Wester Ross. In lochside position with superb views. Sleeps up to 4. Excellent base from which to tour the NW Highlands of Scotland.
  • Allt-A-Chuirn Allt-A-Chuirn B&B Small Bed and Breakfast in Lochcarron village in Wester Ross
  • Kilbrannan Holiday House Kilbrannan is a beautiful bungalow (sleeps up to 6 persons) in its own garden situated in the elevated position of Braes, 1 mile from Ullapool, Ross-shire, Scotland.
  • Island Home Island home near Argyll
  • Ewe View Holidays 4 Star STB self catering apartments, craft shop and tearoom with superb views over Loch Ewe.
  • Grimisdale Guest House grimisdale is beautifully positioned on its own peninsula and offers a place to relax
  • Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs Tourist Board Complete accommodation search for the area including hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering, hostels and camping
  • Visiting Gaelic Scotland This is a listing of selected accommodation where Gaelic is spoken and some places where you can hear, speak, learn about and enjoy Gaelic language and culture.
  • Aros Cottage Three-star Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the Isle of Barra
  • Braigh Uige bed and breakfast, Uig, Isle of Skye Ensuite accommodation close to Western Isles ferry, with wonderful views over Uig Bay. Run by native Gaelic speakers who are always delighted to share their knowledge of the island's traditions.
  • Ceol na Mara Bed & Breakfast, Isle of Harris recently re-furbished early
  • Glomach House B&B & Croft Cottage 4 star B&B accommodation and holiday cottage overlooking Loch Duich & the mountains of Kintail near Eilean Donan Castle & Skye. Gaelic spoken. A warm Highland welcome.
  • Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board Complete accommodation search for the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley area, including hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering, hostels and camping
  • Leanach Farm, Culloden Moor, Inverness 4 Star quality accommodation situated close to Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns. Ideal base for touring the Highlands.
  • Am Bothan bunkhouse, Isle of Harris A warm Celtic welcome awaits all who come, whether their interests be in outdoor activity, contemplative relaxation, or to be immersed in the history, the Gaelic language and culture and the music of the Isle of Harris.
  • Bonaventure Restaurant and Accommodation Licensed Scottish/French restaurant and B&B accommodation - maps, menus, etc. Located in the remote gaelic community of Aird Uig in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Come and have the taste experience of the Outer Hebrides. Scotland the Best. Holiday Which ? Rough Guide
  • Cabhalan Cottage - self catering accommodation A cosy modernised crofthouse dating from the early 1800s in a secluded, peaceful spot 100 metres from the seashore and enjoying uninterrupted views across the sea to Skye, the Cuillins and the west coast of Scotland.
  • Seaview Chalet, Isle of Harris A modern and comfortable chalet located in a peaceful village in the Isle of Harris
  • Highlands of Scotland Convention Bureau The Highlands of Scotland offers a unique setting for a major conference or meeting, sales presentation, training seminar, exhibition, product launch, team building event, corporate hospitality or incentive group.
  • Self Catering Holidays in Lochcarron, Wester Ross Traditional self catering holiday houses in Wester Ross on the shores of Lochcarron
  • Cnoc Mhairi self-catering accommodation, Portree, Isle of Skye Holiday cottage a short walk from village centre which has several pubs where you may hear Gaelic spoken (and sung!), also very close to Aros Heritage Centre which has many Gaelic events.
  • Find a hotel in the Isle of Skye The Isle of Skye Hospitality Association directory of hotels, restaurants and other services in this Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland
  • Scotland's Personal Hotels Selected hotels in all parts of Scotland including Skye, Wester Ross and the Western Isles
  • Western Isles Tourist Board Complete accommodation search for the Western Isles including hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering, hostels and camping
  • The Manor Park Hotel, Glasgow Angus, the proprietor, being from the Isle of Eriskay and a Gaelic speaker, promotes Gaelic throughout the hotel. All the bedrooms are called after Gaelic names of Scottish Islands.
  • Clachan House B&B, Isle of Mull Peaceful B&B on the shore of Lochdon yet just 5 minutes from the Craignure ferry. A friendly welcome, south facing rooms with loch view and generous supply of maps, guide books and binoculars etc. will enhance your enjoyment of Mull's splendour.
  • Hotel Eilean Iarmain, a Gaelic Hotel in the Isle of Skye Sometimes called "The Gaelic Inn by the sea" this hotel is open all year, enabling visitors to experience Skye in all seas. Evenings can be spent by log fires, often with music and Gaelic song.
  • Mary's Cottage, Elgol, Isle of Skye Mary's thatched cottages, "Tigh Phadraig" and "Tigh Màiri", are traditional but provide comfortable self-catering accommodation. They are located in the small fishing and crofting village of Elgol. Mary, who owns the cottages is a Gaelic speaker.
  • Highlands of Scotland Complete accommodation search for the Highlands including hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering, hostels and camping
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  • Art Centres
  • An Tuireann Arts Centre & Cafe, Portree, Isle of Skye This is a centre for contemporary visual arts and crafts with a changing exhibition and outreach programme bringing the best of Scottish and international artists to Skye and promoting local talent.
  • Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist This Museum and Arts Centre is in Lochmaddy on North Uist. It is a focus for life in North Uist and welcomes countless visitors each year to experience the arts, culture and heritage of the islands in a friendly and stimulating environment.
  • Taigh Dhonnchaidh arts and music centre Gaelic for ‘Duncan’s House’ an arts and music centre in Ness on the Isle of Lewis. It offers a wide range of activities that support the rich cultural, musical and artistic heritage of the Isles.
  • Proiseact nan Ealan - the National Gaelic Arts Project The National Gaelic Arts Project has been to develop, design and pilot news Gaelic arts and cultural initiatives.
  • Hi-Arts Promoting the arts in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, including film, music and drama
  • Laurence Broderick sculptures Otters and other subjects inspired by the Isle of Skye
  • An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway An Lanntair is a lively arts centre in the centre of Stornoway whose staff are Gaelic speaking in the main. Many of An Lanntair's exhibitions draw on Gaelic culture and arts.
  • An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull An Tobar is the arts centre for Mull and Iona offering a full programme and facilties from March to December. It includes a cafe and gallery space and stages live music events, exhibitions,ceilidh evenings and music and dance classes.
  • The Museum of Islay Life The Museum of Islay Life has a collection of over 1600 diverse objects,some 1000 books and over 3000 photographs. This collection helps paint a detailed picture of traditionally Gaelic-speaking island.
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  • 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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  • Gaelic and Celtic Music
  • Achiltibuie Piping School Pipers have been taught here for generations, a tradition still maintained today.
  • Briathra-Amhran-Ceol Not for profit on-line music store with an entirely Celtic content, the widest range of Scots Gaelic CDs, mp3s, Gaelic lyrics and books.
  • Caberfeidh Music The site promotes the debut album of Kenny MacKenzie - 'the reel mackenzie'
  • Margaret Stewart - Gaelic singer from the Isle of Lewis
  • Information on Gaelic Music and Song
  • Trigallia Celtic Festival Trigallia is a Celtic Festival that happens every two years in the town of Argenta (Italy) that is 50 km South-East from Bologna. It includes some of the most important artists of celtic music. The next festival will happen in June 2005 (18 – 26).
  • Aberdeen Gaelic Choir Aberdeen Gaelic Choir
  • University of Stirling - Scotttish Summer Schools/Weekends Details of various summer schools/weekends which promote the learning of various aspects of Scottish history and culture including Gaelic Language
  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir In the summer season the choir performs regularly in the Mishnish hotel and onboard visiting cruise ships.
  • An Drochaid/The Bridge Skye & Lochalsh Traditional Music Project.
  • Briathra-Amhran-Ceol A new concept in the World of Gaelic. Meaning in English, “Words, Song & Music”, it is an on-line store with an entirely Celtic content. Widest range of Scots Gaelic CDs and mp3s, Gaelic lyrics and CDs from the 9 other Celtic regions of the World. All profits go to Gaelic Development.
  • Ceòl Nis Festival: 25-27 July Ceòl Nis is the annual music festival held in Ness, Isle of Lewis held this year July 25, 26, 27. The festival is run by Ness based Taigh Dhonnchaidh - Arts & Music Centre which runs many arts events and classes in NW Lewis throughout the year.
  • Edinbane Music Festival, Isle of Skye Community festival which takes place in the small village of Edinbane in the north of Skye. Famous for great bands both local and not so local. A great weekend of world-class music, fun, dance and good craic.
  • Fèisean nan Gàidheal - Gaelic Arts Tuition Festivals The website of Fèisean nan Gàidheal which was established in 1988 as an umbrella association of the Fèis movement or arts tuition festivals. The organisation offers grant-aid, training programmes, insurance and many other services to its members.
  • Fèis nan Òran Tha an fhèis seo a' comharrachadh dualchas nan òran Gàidhlig ann an Alba 's an Èirinn. This festival celebrates the shared Gaelic song tradition of Scotland and Ireland.
  • Feis Rois Fèis Rois stages three Fèisean: the Junior and Senior Fèisean are residential 5-day festivals taking place during school holidays, while the Adult Fèis takes place over a long weekend.
  • Fiona Mackenzie - Gaelic singer from Dingwall Well known Gaelic singer from the Highlands who is now working for Highland Council as the Mairi Mhor Gaelic Song Fellow - to promote interest and participation in Gaelic Singing.
  • highlandtunes.com At highlandtunes.com we give you the opportunity to give someone else the timeless gift of music — a Highland tune.
  • Macmeanmna, Scotland's specialist Gaelic Music Company CD's from top Scottish and Celtic artistes including Blair Douglas, Cliar, Bruce MacGregor, Arthur Cormack and Mac-talla
  • Piping in Skye A history of the bagpipes in the Isle of Skye, with links to other Highland instruments.
  • Skye Scene Highland Ceilidh Skye Scene offers music gatherings during summer in Portree which feature Gaelic & Scottish Songs, fiddle and clarsach music, bagpiping, dancing and an audio-visual welcome to Skye.
  • The Cowal Highland Gathering, Dunoon The official website of one of the world's largest and most spectacular Highland Games; the Cowal Highland Gathering. Contains descriptions of the events, results and news. Also has on-line shopping
  • The Hebridean Celtic Festival Established in 1995, this vibrant and diverse gathering has become one of the most eagerly awaited attractions on the Celtic music calendar. It is held in Stornoway in mid July,
  • The Royal National Mòd The National Mòd is Scotland's premier festival of the Gaelic language and culture. Held annually, it is a competition-based festival celebrating Gaelic language and culture through music, drama and dance.
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  • Historic Places
  • Iona This site is devoted to Iona or I Chaluim Chille - the isle of Colm Cille, an Irish priest and prince who was to become revered as Saint Columba. A tiny island, of typically Hebridean beauty, Iona is hugely important in Gaelic's history.
  • St Kilda This site is devoted to the story of St Kilda which lies 66 kilometres west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. Its Gaelic speaking population was evacuated in 1930 bringing to a close an extraordinary story of survival.
  • The Book of Deer This site is devoted to the story of the Book of Deer, a tenth century illuminated manuscript from North East Scotland which is the earliest known Scottish Gaelic
  • The Finlaggan Trust The islands at Finlaggan contain the remains of buildings, many of which date from Medieval times, when this place was the centre of the realm of the Lords of the Isles. It is a hugely important place in the Gaelic history of Scotland.
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  • Gaelic is Spoken Here
  • Aisling Gaelic Tours Ltd. Always wanted to visit Scotland? Why not get started in Gaelic on our innovative one week course for Beginners? Re-live the halcyon days of the Gael in Highland Perthshire - the heart of Scotland.
  • Sea Trek Sea Trek is a small private and commercial boat charter company on the Isle of Lewis owned by a native Gaelic speaker. It specialises in trips to locations rich in wildlife and characterised by beautiful uninhabited islands.
  • Whitewave Whitewave is an outdoor activities and music company based in Skye which will arrange basic Gaelic language courses, at either introductory or advanced level concentrating on conversation, and using the local area and people as a resource.
  • Seallam! Visitor Centre, Isle of Harris here is a chance to get to know some of the factors which have had an influence on the development of the various Island communities, while for the more serious student there is a vast
  • Bill Lawson Publications Specialist Books & Genealogy Research for the Outer Hebrides
  • dottynixon@videotron.ca Tighsolas is about a Canadian family in 1908-1913, and includes letters and background. McLeods and Nicholsons from Uig Carnish
  • Turus Mara Isle of Mull Seabird and Wildlife Cruise Tours.
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  • Genealogy
  • Ancestral Scotland It is estimated that there are around 28 million people in the world who can claim Scots ancestry, perhaps you are one of them?
  • Scottishweb Guide to Scotland's history and culture with excellent genealogy section
  • Seallam! Visitor Centre, Isle of Harris here is a chance to get to know some of the factors which have had an influence on the development of the various Island communities, while for the more serious student there is a vast
  • Bill Lawson Publications Specialist Books & Genealogy Research for the Outer Hebrides
  • Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Isle of Skye Trace your Scottish West Coast roots, research your family, or just visit and browse through the many reference books and documents in the Library and Study Centre at the Clan Donald Centre.
  • Roots Hebrides This site gives advice to anyone with Hebridean roots researching their family history and also provides information on the islands' history and culture.
  • Burke's Landed Gentry Scotland Essential resource for anyone researching Scottish ancestry, with in-depth articles on Scottish clans and families and clickable clan maps.
  • Scottish Genealogy Your Scottish Kin
  • Everascot Information on clans and surnames of Scotland
  • Ar Turas This is the site for Ar Turas, a small team based in Edinburgh, which provides independent research on Scotland and the Scots including ancestry and aspects of social history
  • Co Leis Thu? Genealogical Reseach The site is devoted to the genealogical resource at Co Leis Thu? The resource is based on research carried out over many years by Bill & Chris Lawson, who are celebrated as authorities on the genealogy of families from the Western Isles.
  • Genealogy - Scotland This site provides a collection of resources designed to assist those wishing to trace their Scottish ancestry. It has been prepared by the Dept. of Geography at Edinburgh University.
  • Scottish Genealogy Society This is the site for the Society. Its aims are to promote research into Scottish family history and to undertake the collection, exchange and publication of material relating to genealogy.
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  • Historical Associations
  • Applecross Historical Society This is the site of the local historical society which was established in 1998 by people who were conscious that the historical, religious and cultural background of this unique and isolated Gaelic community was in danger of being lost.
  • Comunn Eachdraidh Nis - Ness Historical Society This is the site for Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, the Ness Historical Society was set up 25 yeasr ago. This group provided the catalyst for what would later develop into the wider Comunn Eachdraidh movement in the Western Isles.
  • Dalriada Celtic Heritage Trust This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Celtic Cultures within the British Isles, focusing mainly on Alba and Erin. At this site you can find articles on history, mythology, folklore, culture, customs, poetry and traditional crafts.
  • Scottish History Club A forum for discussion of all aspects of Scottish history
  • Elgol & Torrin Historical Society, Isle of Skye. The Society was formed in 1996 to preserve the culture and heritage of the area. This site is devoted to their work.
  • Historical Society of Barra & Vatersay Website for the Historical Society of Barra and Vatersay or Comunn Eachdraidh Bharraidh.
  • Kinloch Historical Society, Lewis The Kinloch Historical Society are involved in a wide variety of projects and this website provides a sample of our current work.
  • Pairc Historical Society - Lewis The website of Pairc Historical Society which includes material of locla interest.
  • Strathnairn Heritage Association This website was set up by a group of volunteers, dedicated to researching the history of the strath. The Society has an archive of photographs, maps and copies of written material, a selection of which is shown on the website.
  • The Isle of Eigg History Society Comunn Eachdraidh Eige, the Isle of Eigg History Society was set up in 1999. The aims of the society are to encourage research into the history of the isle of Eigg.
  • The Moidart Local History Group The Moidart Local History Group, (Comann Eachdraidh Mùideart), exists to promote an active interest in the history, heritage and culture of Moidart and to bring together interested individuals and organisations.
  • Tiree Community Website This community website offers material of historical and contemorary interest on Tiree. Gaelic, it tells us, is widely used and there is a Gaelic medium unit at the school, where children are educated again through Gaelic,
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  • 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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  • Gaelic Organisations
  • Tosg, the Gaelic Theatre Company Scotand's only professional Gaelic drama company.
  • Clì - The New Gaels Clì is a campaigning charity which promotes the Scots Gaelic language. Its aims are to disseminate information on Gaelic and Gaelic affairs and to act as the voice of Gaelic learners and non-traditional speakers
  • Comunn na Gàidhlig Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) was established with Scottish Office support in 1984 as a co-ordinating Gaelic development agency. Operating at local, regional and national levels, CnaG is a company with charitable status.
  • Proiseact nan Ealan The Gaelic arts agency
  • Comann nam Pàrant On this site is current news on the work of Comann nam Pàrant, information on Gaelic-medium Education (GME) and the opportunity to communicate with parents throughout the country. Also good list of links to other relevant sites.
  • Gaelic Society of Inverness The site of the Gaelic Society of Inverness which was established in 1871 for the specific purpose of cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic speaking people.
  • Iomairt Chaluim Chille - The Columba Initiative The Columba Initiative provides Scottish and Irish Gaels with the chance to meet each other more often and to learn more of the language, heritage and lifestyles of one another.
  • An Comunn Gàidhealach An Comunn Gàidhealach is a voluntary membership organisation, with charitable status, founded in Oban in 1891 as a vehicle for the preservation and development of the Scots Gaelic language.
  • Comunn Gaidhlig Astrailia The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia
  • An Comunn Gaidhealach America An Comunn Gàidhealach America (The Gaelic Society of America) strives to promote and preserve the Gaelic language and culture by supporting Gaelic language study and interest in Gaelic literature, song, music, art and history in North America and the world.
  • The Highlands & Islands Enterprise Network - Iomairt na Gaidhealtachd Community and economic development agency for the northern and western half of Scotland.
  • Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig A national partnership to support Scots Gaelic education.
  • Scottish Parliament Gaelic Pages Fiosrachadh is naidheachdan mu dheidhinn Parlamaid na h-alba anns a' Ghaidhlig
  • Brian O hEadhra
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  • Products & Services
  • Sea Trek Sea Trek is a small private and commercial boat charter company on the Isle of Lewis owned by a native Gaelic speaker. It specialises in trips to locations rich in wildlife and characterised by beautiful uninhabited islands.
  • Fosglan - Seirbheisean Cultarail Fosgan, the Cultural Services Agency was established in February 1995 by Lews Castle College as part of its policy for the development of the Gaelic language and culture. Fosglan operates as a separate entity.
  • Gael Time Gael Time is a Hebridean based business specializing in designing an exclusive line of Celtic mechanical timepieces: pocket watches, ladies watches, clocks, chronographs.
  • hi-ways Gateway to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
  • Think Net
  • Scotfind.com Scottish Link Directory
  • Scottish Golf How to plan your golfing holiday and qualify for green fee discounts
  • David W Robertson Photography Stunning landscape photographs of the Gaelic heartlands with descriptive historical texts
  • The Gaelic Language Where to buy Gaelic Books
  • Absolutely Scotland Absolutely Scotland provide corporate entertainment and outdoor activities in Scotland
  • Highland Storytellers, Smithton, Inverness They are experienced in storytelling to all ages and welcome enquiries from organisations, hotels, castles, schools, festivals or children's party organisers. They will do single performances, half or whole days, workshops,and so forth.
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  • Visitor Centres
  • Seallam Visitor Centre Seallam in Harris provides exhibition facilities to suit all degrees of interest, with a main static exhibition for the first-time visitor and changing displays for the many return visitors.
  • Aros Experience, Portree Aros Cultural Centre's website, which offers mail order service supplying books, CDs and videos.
  • Calanais Visitor Centre, Lewis This centre is adjacent to the famous Callanish Stones in the Isle of Lewis. The centre, built in a traditional style, promotes a greater understanding of the monument.
  • Clan Cameron Museum In a refurbished stone cottage this museum has been visited by clansfolk from all over the world and by many people interested in the history of the Highlands and the Jacobite cause.
  • Timespan, Helmsdale Timespan is an arts and heritage centre that tells the history of Helmsdale and its surrounding area in Sutherland, north east Scotland. Enter this site to learn more about the centre and the fascinating history of this area
  • Gearrannan Village This is the site for Gearrannan, a village of thatched cottages in Lewis. Groups and individuals have the opportunity in the village to experience traditional rural activities, learn about the rich history of the area, work, relax and socialise.
  • Gairloch Heritage Museum The site for Gairloch Heritage Museum. It is housed in a complex of old farm buildings and is a record of life in the area from pre-history to the present day. The museum was established in 1977 by the local heritage society
  • Cromarty Courthouse Museum The website of Cromarty Courthouse which is a registered museum and has gained over a dozen awards, including Scottish Museum of the Year.
  • Kilmartin House Museum The site for Kilmartin House which is a world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation combining a Museum of Ancient Culture and new research facility with a unique and vibrant visitor centre.
  • Mallaig Heritage Centre Home Page This is the site for the Heritage Centre which houses a range of displays and exhibits telling the story of the districts of Knoydart, Morar and Arisaig - an area nown in the Gaelic language as "Na Garbh Chriochan" or the Rough Bounds
  • Taigh Arainn Centre This website provides information on the development of the Taigh Arainn Centre on the Isle of Arran.
  • The Highland Folk Museum The site for the Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie and Newtonmore, where in the World of the Highlander - to see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere as you walk through the material remains of 400 years of Highland life from clansman to crofter.
  • Isle of Barra Heritage Centre The website of the Historical Society of Barra and Vatersay which has a new custom-built Heritage Centre in Castlebay. It holds two exhibitions per year during its main public opening period from April to September.
  • Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles is set in a 20,000 acre estate in Skye. Among its attractions are a museum, study centre and nature trails.
  • Skye Museum of Island Life Reconstruction of life in a Gaelic-speaking community in days gone by, plus extensive collection of documents and photographs. Gaelic spoken.
  • Seallam! Visitor Centre, Isle of Harris here is a chance to get to know some of the factors which have had an influence on the development of the various Island communities, while for the more serious student there is a vast
  • The Clan Donald Centre
  • Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
  • Rubha Phoil Permaculture Centre, Isle of Skye Experiment in new directions for crofting, forestry and wildlife conservation. Forest garden, organic cultivation and woodland walk on beautiful headland very close to Armadale ferry terminal. Educational resource for all ages. Supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Crofters Commission.
  • Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway & Benbecula This was established in 1983 by Comhairle nan Eilean to provide a professional museum service for the Western Isles. Its Stornoway museum opened in 1984 a few years later it expanded its service to the area's southern islands.
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