Gaelic Language Day

Published: 18 November 2013

The University's annual Gaelic Language Day on Friday 22nd November is a celebration of Gaelic Language Culture which consists of events and campaigns across the campus and from morning until night!

Latha na Gàidhlig

The University of Glasgow is set to host its second Gaelic Language Day / Latha na Gàidhlig on Friday 22nd November, a celebration of Gaelic language and culture across the campus in line with the aims of our 5-year Gaelic Language Plan and as a demonstration of the University’s continued commitment and support for the language.

Gaelic Language Day / Latha na Gàidhlig, which is now an annual event in the University’s calendar, is an opportunity to raise the profile of Gaelic and to create opportunities for University staff, students and the wider community to engage with the language and its culture through various events and campaigns.

Sgaoil am Facal!  Spread the Word .... in Gaelic!

Support Gaelic Language day 2013 by tweeting in Gaelic. The team have prepared a list of stock phrases that you can use.


There will be lots of events on the day including:

Kathleen NicAonghais & Cathy Ann Nic a' Phì - Lunchtime Concert

1.10pm - 2.00pm
Caibeal an Oilthighe | University Chapel

An afternoon of Gaelic song with two outstanding singers accompanied on piano by Mhàiri Hall.


CCA, Sauchiehall Street
8.30f gu anmoch | 8.30pm til late
Ann an co-bhonn le ar caraidean, Ceòl is Craic | In collaboration with Ceòl is Craic

New voices of Gaelic song and beats of the Scottish electronica scene come together for this unique club night.

Gàidhlig ann an Togalach Fhriseil - Gaelic in the Fraser Building

Fraser Building
10.30am - 12.30pm

  • Information table on all things Gàidhlig @ GU
  • Live Traditional Music 
  • Gaelic Taster sessions & conversation
  • Bilingual menus & signs

Gaelic and the University of Glasgow

Gaelic Language Day / Latha na Gàidhlig is a showcase event which highlights the ongoing work of the University’s Gaelic Language Initiative, which organises Gaelic-related events and learning opportunities for staff and students throughout the year. 

The University’s Gaelic Language Officer, Fiona Dunn, said, “It is important that Gaelic Language Day features a wide range of events that are engaging to the many groups that make up the University community and our annual club night is particularly important for our students and young people in Glasgow.

“We believe that Gaelic culture has a place in contemporary Glasgow which is increasingly young and international and we are working with some of the most talented young Gaelic-speaking musicians in Glasgow who share our ambition to present Gaelic in new and exciting ways.”

Gaelic Language Day falls on the same week as the first ever Scottish Gaelic Awards / Duaisean na Gàidhlig, sponsored by a partnership involving The Daily Record, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, MGAlba, Media Scotland, Education Scotland, Cosla, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Creative Scotland.

The University’s Gaelic Language Officer, Fiona Dunn, is a finalist in the ‘Work-Place Initiative’ category, having been nominated for multiple categories. 

First published: 18 November 2013

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