With support from the Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF), Newbattle has been celebrating and promoting Gaelic language and culture for several years. See below for more details about what we have been doing.

Gaelic Development

Gill Turner is a consultant at Newbattle Abbey College. Our contract with Gill is that she develop the College’s Gaelic language and cultural programmes. Gill is a Gaelic learner.

Gaelic Language Learning

item 1 Lunch time Gaelic Beginners Class takes place at 12.30-1.30pm from Wednesday 25th September – Wednesday 4th December 2019. Cost is £35 per person (supported by GLAIF). Places are limited so please apply early. If interested please complete enrolment form and return to: Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3LL

item 2 National 4 – The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Gaelic. Attendance is 3 hours per week between September 2019 and June 2020 on a Tuesday morning. Cost is £200 and ITA funding available for this course.
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item 3 National 5 – The aim of this course is to further develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Gaelic. Topics include society, culture, learning and work. There will be an exam at the end of the course which will include reading, writing and listening. This course is suitable for people with some experience of Gaelic. Course will run between September 2019 and June 2020 with classes on a Monday and Wednesday morning. Cost of course is £200.00 and ITA funding available for this course.
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item 4 Other Gaelic language courses will start in September 2019 – venue and dates to be confirmed.

Celtic Studies

The college offers two courses in Celtic Studies:

Both courses were developed in partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Gaelic language and culture feature prominently.

Gaelic Events

More Gaelic events are planned for this year. Further details to follow.

Partnerships/Group memberships

The college is an active member of the following Gaelic networks:

  • City of Edinburgh Council Gaelic Language Implementation Group
  • National Gaelic Language Strategy Group
  • Gaelic Local Authority Network
  • Midlothian Council
  • East Lothian Council

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