Latha na Gàidhlig | University’s First Gaelic Language Day

Published: 19 November 2012

The University will be hosting a Gaelic Language Day on Thursday 22nd November to promote and celebrate Gaelic language and culture

The University will be hosting a Gaelic Language Day on Thursday 22nd November to promote and celebrate Gaelic language and culture. A series of events will be taking place across the campus as part of the day-long event which will become an annual feature in the University calendar; a commitment of the University’s newly approved Gaelic Language Plan 2012 – 2017.

Staff and students are welcome to attend any of the events taking place as part of the day from 10.30am onwards which will include:

  • The Fraser Building

From 10.30 – 11.30am      

Blasad Gàidhlig | Taster Gaelic Session – Would you like to learn a few Gaelic phrases? Come along to our taster session for complete beginners and pick up a few useful expressions. 

Cothrom Còmhraidh | Conversation Opportunity - Are you learning Gaelic? Need an opportunity to practice with other learners? Come along and meet learners and fluent speakers of Gaelic and over a cup of tea or coffee

Seisean Ciùil | Traditional Music Session – Some of the University’s talented students will be providing live traditional Gaelic music in the

  • University Chapel

From 1.10 – 2.00pm

Karen Matheson in Concert - In collaboration with the well-established music initiative Music in the University, the University’s Gaelic Initiative is delighted to welcome Karen Matheson to the University to perform a lunchtime concert in the stunning surroundings of the University Chapel.

Come along to this free event for an opportunity to hear one of the most successful Gaelic singers of all time and a chance to win a free Gaelic t-shirt too!

  • Queen Margaret Union

From 8.30pm – 1.00am

Gaelic Club Night  - The University’s first Gaelic club night will be held in Qudos in the QMU and will feature two of Scotland’s most exciting electro / dance acts, Halcyon and Niteworks (dj set) both of which are heavily influenced by the Gaelic and traditional musical roots of their members. Entry £5 (£3 for Students)


The University’s first Gaelic Language Plan has been prepared under the terms of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and was approved by Bòrd na Gàidhlig the national development agency for Gaelic, earlier this month. The Plan will be formally launched in the second semester

For more information on any of the events taking place at Latha na Gàidhlig, please contact the University’s Gaelic Language Officer, Fiona Dunn:   | Ext: 850

First published: 19 November 2012

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