Set in a stunning location on the southern penninsula of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI provides degrees taught entirely through the medium of Gaelic, the only degrees of their type in Scotland, as well as language classes. The college is located in the heart of a community where many people speak Gaelic in their every day lives.
Gaelic Language & Culture, Gaelic & Traditional Music and Gaelic & Media Studies. Our degree courses are the only degrees in Scotland taught entirely through the medium of Gaelic.
I chose to study at this university because of its commitment to the Gàidhlig language and culture and I chose the course because I enjoy camera work and editing which this course combines with Gàidhlig. I’ve been lucky enough to undertake a placement at BBC Alba’s studios at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, where I received first-hand experience of various types of media production through the Gàidhlig medium.
Ewan Maclean, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies student
There are no other courses that offer Gaelic and Traditional Music together like this course does and I believe that my ability to now speak Gaelic will be a great asset to my career. My advice would be: don’t just do something because you feel you have to or have been pressured into it; really consider whether it’s the right path for you, and if you will truly enjoy your studies in that area.
Lauren Byrne, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music student
If you are really keen to develop your Gaelic and to get the best job opportunities then this university should be seriously considered. I have had a very enjoyable and unique experience here and would recommend it to anyone. Attending a smaller campus has allowed me to work much more closely with staff and students than at a larger university.
Innes McQueen, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development student