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:

Gill Turner is the Gaelic Co-ordinator at Newbattle Abbey College. Her role is to develop the College’s Gaelic language and cultural programmes. Gill has taught a lunchtime Gaelic class for staff and students for the past 2 years. She is working on setting up Gaelic classes at Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pairce and Tollcross Community Centre.
Newbattle Abbey College runs Gaelic classes for staff and students at the College and for adult learners in Edinburgh. These include beginners and post-beginners classes. Please get in touch if you would like to find out when the next set of classes is due to begin. Contact us by telephone- Gill Turner on 0131 663 1921 (Wednesdays) or by email to register your interest. Read more information about our Gaelic courses:


The college has developed a National Certificate (NC) in Celtic Studies (SCQF Level 6) and SWAP – Access to HE in Celtic Studies in partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Gaelic language and culture feature prominently in this course. It commenced in September 2014.

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

– City of Edinburgh Council Gaelic Language Implementation Group
– National Gaelic Language Strategy Group