With support from the Gaelic Language Act Implementation Fund (GLAIF) and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Newbattle has been celebrating and promoting Gaelic language and culture for several years and we continue to do so.

 Gaelic Language Learning

Newbattle Abbey College is delighted to be able to offer free online beginners and intermediate Gaelic Courses starting in January 2021.

Online gaelic language courses are all fully booked

Following on from the successes of previous Gaelic courses at the college, these online courses will allow many people the opportunity to learn Gaelic in the comfort of their own home.

Each online course will run on a Thursday morning (10.00am to 11.30am) for intermediate learners or Thursday evening (7.00pm to 8.30pm) for beginners. The courses will begin on Thursday 21 January 2021 and will run for ten weeks. Both online courses are open to all beginner and intermediate level learners living within the Lothians and Greater Glasgow areas. As places are limited, they will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Please note these courses are now fully booked

 Celtic Studies

We have reviewed the delivery of our NC Celtic Studies with Gaelic courses and will not be offering these courses in the Academic Year September 20 – June 21. We have however integrated the Celtic Culture and historical element of this programme into the Access to Higher Education (SWAP) course as an optional branch.

 Gaelic Events

More Gaelic events are planned for this year. Further details to follow.

 Partnerships/Group memberships

The college is an active member of the following Gaelic networks:

  • City of Edinburgh Council Gaelic Language Implementation Group
  • National Gaelic Language Strategy Group
  • Gaelic Local Authority Network
  • Midlothian Council
  • East Lothian Council

For further information please CONTACT US or call us on 0131 663 1921