Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Promotion of Gaelic language and culture


Since its foundation from a semi-derelict farm building in 1973, Sabhal Mor Ostaig has been the only college of further and higher education in the UK to offer educational courses solely through the medium of Scottish Gaelic. Today, it has over one hundred full-time students, with more than 560 students taking residential short courses and 150 students engaged in a distance-learning access course. The College is now a major community resource: a recognised arts venue and meeting place. It runs a programme of arts residences, a writer-in-residence and a musician-in-residence scheme and is home to Tosg, Scotland’s only professional Gaelic theatre company.