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Office of Gaelic Affairs The provincial government’s website, outlining its Gaelic initiatives.

Beaton Institute The Beaton Institute is a community and university archives for Cape Breton Island, started in 1957 when Sister Margaret Beaton began collecting material pertaining to the Gaelic language and culture.

Commun Féis an Eilein North America’s first féis in Christmas Island, Cape Breton.

The Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach A living history museum and cultural centre in the heart of Cape Breton.

Gaelic College St Ann's Founded in 1938, this summer school is devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture.

An Cliath Clis The online home of the Halifax-based performing group, An Cliath Clis Gaelic Society of Cape Breton An active group with monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month.

Sìol Cultural Enterprises A Gaelic book and music wholesaler based in Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Gaelic Academy offers a series of Gaelic courses online or in-person.

Halifax Celtic Feis The Halifax Celtic Féis is a world-class festival promoting Celtic heritage and culture through music, food, dance, and literary and visual arts.

Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia Formed in 1982, the FSCNS strives to foster and maintain the Scottish Culture and the Gaelic language, provide a focal point for clan organizations, and coordinate functions for major Scottish cultural events such as the 2007 International Gathering of the Clans in Nova Scotia

The Gaelic Language Society of Halifax The Gaelic Language Society of Halifax offers sessions for Gaelic learners as well as weekend workshops and special events.


Nova Scotia Universities Teaching Gaelic

St. Francis Xavier University One of Canada’s top-rated undergraduate universities, St.F.X. is the only university in North America to offer three years of Scottish Gaelic studies.

Cape Breton University CBU was ranked number one in ‘Educational Experience’ and ‘Teaching and Instruction’ in Maclean’s magazine 2005 graduate survey.

Saint Mary's University Saint Mary’s was founded by members of Halifax’s Irish Catholic community and has kept many of its Irish connections to the present; its Irish Studies department includes courses in Scottish.


Gaelic on the Radio and on the Web

Aisrigh nan Gaidheal A live radio show, broadcast for more than a decade from Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Saturday nights from 6 to 7 pm AST

BBC Scotland Gaelic Get the latest news and stories from Scotland, in Gaelic.

Gaelcast A Scottish Gaelic podcast filled with news, interviews, stories, music and more — in Scottish Gaelic and English.

Scottish Internet Radio Broadcasting a selection of pre-recorded programs in both English and Gaelic, covering a variety of music genres, news, and current affairs topics.

Gaelic Media Service The evolving world of Gaelic broadcasting.


Gaelic News in Print

The West Highland Free Press From the Highlands of Scotland, features a Gaelic columnist.

The Inverness Courier Local paper includes Gaelic content, available online.

The Scotsman Gaelic news and stories from Scotland.



Cainnt mo Mhathar An ambitious project of Comhairle na Gaidhlig, a website housing a collection of videotaped interviews in Gaelic with Cape Breton native speakers, including transcriptions as well as English translations.

MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada An online collection of Gaelic songs.

Gaelstream a valuable collection of Gaelic recordings produced in Cape Breton by Dr. John Shaw and housed at St. Francis Xavier University.

The Pearl Project The audio archive of the School of Scottish Studies. Tobar an Dualchais Preserving 18,000 hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings, including material from the Campbell Collection in Canna, the BBC, and the School of Scottish Studies.


Gaelic Associations and Agencies

The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia An organization promoting and fostering the Gaelic language and culture throughout Australia.

An Comunn Gàidhealach America The Gaelic Society of America.

Comunn na Gàidhlig Established in 1984 as a co-ordinating Gaelic Development Agency in Scotland.

The Highland Council One of Scotland’s 32 councils, with an annual budget of £500 million and a workforce of 10,000 full-time staff, provides community leadership and represents the Highlands to all levels of Government.

Clì Gaelic - A Scots Gaelic access and promotion organization.

Proiseact nan Ealan A Gaelic arts organization in Scotland.

Colm Cille An organization creating relationships between Irish and Scots Gaelic speakers.


Other Sites of Interest

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Scotland's Gaelic college at Sleat on the Isle of Skye.

Edinburgh University Research Institute Research branch of the university’s Celtic Department that does considerable work on the status and development of Gaelic.

Gaelic Books Council A major supplier of Gaelic materials.

Acair A Gaelic publisher based in Stornoway.

Gaelic Scotland The official directory of Gaelic Tourism in Scotland.

Save Gaelic Site Launched in August 2003, this living project is a hub for the Gaelic community online.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Scotland’s National Association of Gaelic Arts Youth Tuition Festivals.

Ur-Sqeul Trying to rejuvenate Gaelic prose writing.

A wealth of words, phrases, and other Gaelic tidbits, including translation services.

Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig Providing a service to all sectors of Gaelic education, especially co-ordinating the production and distribution of teaching materials in Gaelic.

Gaelic Dictionaries A list of Gaelic dictionaries available online.

Colin and Cumberland
An online Gàidhlig game for Gaelic beginners.

The Gaelic Village
Photographs, illustrations, rare books and documents, short films, audio clips, interactive games, comics, and more, in both Gaelic and English.


Personal Sites relating to the Gaelic language and Culture

Michael Newton's Webpage

Ken Nilsen's Homepage

Bethag Mhoireasdan

Colin Mark

Getting to know Gaelic
Caidlidh duine air gach cneadh ach a chneadh fhein.

A man can sleep on every hurt
but his own.
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