Planning for the Future Together: Weds 22nd May 2019

Conference ProgrammeNewbattle Abbey College is proud to host a national event to celebrate the crucial role of adult learning in Scotland and plan for its future development.

Planning for the Future Together is a conference that reflects a productive partnership between all the main sectors and agencies which support adult learners across the country.

The keynote address will be delivered by Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science. Please click on the conference programme opposite to learn about our exciting programme.

Beekeeping for beginners resident weekend

Click for event programmeOver the 8th and 9th June, we will provide you with the theory of beekeeping along with some practical experience. This is an opportunity to learn about bees in a beautiful, historical location – Newbattle Abbey College.

The fee is £350 and includes all accommodation, food, course fees, workshop notes and provision of protective clothing (deposit £100).

To find out more, please click on the programme opposite, or to book your place email, or call 0131 663 1921

Gaelic Family Learning Weekend on 11 and 12 May 2019

Gaelic Family Learning WeekendFor children and parents in Gaelic medium education. Come and experience a weekend packed full of activities to improve and develop your Gaelic. Free accommodation available for overnight stay (£30 booking fee applies).

Over the weekend you will have the chance to participate in:

  • Campfire storytelling
  • Field craft skills
  • Making a time machine to go back to living in medieval times
  • Making percussion instruments from sticks in Lord Ancrum’s Wood
  • Sing with Gilliebride Mac’Illemhaoil

Literally All Happening at Newbattle

Literally@Newbattle, Midlothian’s first ever literary festival, takes place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2019. The two-day festival of words, stories and ideas focuses on engaging with children, young people and families living in Midlothian. Friday morning is for invited primary schools in Midlothian, but all are welcome for Friday evening’s exciting programme of music and poetry, featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Karine Polwart and the Scottish Poet Laureate, Jackie Kay. Saturday offers a diverse programme of events for all ages including; Gaelic storytelling, poetry and writing showcases, script-writing, and rap/hip-hop workshops, contemporary fiction and crime panels. Join us and find out more by clicking here.

Open Day on 13th March 2019

Open Day web graphicCome and find out about Newbattle Abbey College. We are holding an Open House on Weds 13th March 2019 between 3 and 7pm. Please join us to investigate our fantastic college courses and our fascinating guided tours of Newbattle’s A-listed estate and buildings. Explore the potential for holding your weddings, conferences and tailor-made events here. Discover why we are more than a college.

Gaelic Weekend, 9th and 10th March 2019

Poster explaining the Gaelic WeekendA Gaelic weekend for all levels of learners on 9th and 10th March 2019. A chance to improve your Gaelic and meet other learners and speakers. Free accommodation available for overnight stay. Come and experience a weekend packed full of activities to improve and develop your Gaelic.

The weekend is FREE and funded by GLAIF (The Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund). Contact or telephone 0131 663 1921.

Click here to view the poster with more details.