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:
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
Newbattle took part in a Residential Gaelic Weekend in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal in March 2012 and May 2014. The programme helped to develop skills in Scottish and Irish Gaelic, traditional music and song, literature, storytelling, genealogy and history. This exchange established valuable partnerships with Comharchumann Forbatha and Gaoth Dobhair. This programme was funded by the Columcille Project.