Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
Set in a stunning location on the southern peninsula 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.
We specialise in a number of subjects including :
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.
What our students, graduates and staff say
The longer I was at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and the more I learned, the more in love with Gaelic I became. If I hadn’t gone to the university there’s every chance I would no longer speak the language. I work as the Gaelic Development Officer for Young Scot and a big part of my current role is content creation and the media aspect of my degree definitely helped me get the position. I hope to work with young people to help raise the profile of Gaelic so they learn and engage with the language.
Ruairidh Hamilton / BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies
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
I chose to study here as I felt the course offered a unique learning experience and that it would enable me to acquire the best standard and highest level of fluency.I have been heavily involved in Comann nan Oileanach, our student union, as sports officer promoting both the physical and mental health of students. This academic year I am Events Officer, running all Ceilidhs and events that happen throughout the year.
Keira Brennan / BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education