Gaelic Events at St Giles ImageGaelic at
St Giles’

Gaelic is an important part of
Scottish culture and heritage.
St Giles Cathedral, as a historically
significant building in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, is glad to be contributing to the promotion and continued life of the Gaelic Language.

With the support of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, St Giles’ now have
Gaelic walk around leaflets
on sale for £1 at our welcome desk!

Current Events:

Gaelic Beginners Classes

Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th July 2017
Time: 9am – 11am
Entry by donation only.
(suggested donation £3)
Limited places available, please email to book.

Our partnership with Comunn na Gàidhlig continues as Ann McCluskey returns for some more fun filled Gaelic classes at St Giles’!



Past Events:

Last year St Giles’ Cathedral  enjoyed taking part in Seachdain ná Gáidhlig, Edinburgh’s Gaelic Festival 2016. Our Gaelic themed events included a Cathedral Crafts session, a Sound and Light evening, with music from talented Gaelic vocalist Ellen MacDonald, as well as a Gaelic Taster Day.

Gaelic Taster Day

Dates: Friday 18th November 2016
Time: 10am- 11:30am and 2pm – 3:30pm
Edinburgh’s Gaelic Development Officer, Ann McCluskey returned to St Giles’ for a Gaelic taster session. Visitors could learn the basics and some key phrases to get a taste of Scottish culture and heritage in our easy going Gaelic class.

Gaelic Beginners Classes

Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June 2016
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
We welcomed any keen beginners to join our Gaelic Beginners Crash Course, taking place in St Giles’ Cathedral in June. Ann McCluskey helped speed learners through a four week course that had participants chatting in Gaelic in no time!

The course was so well attended that we were fully booked well before the first class. Many thanks to all who came along and shared their support and generosity!

 Gaelic Music Day – 6th May 2016

Rehearsal: 9:30am – 11:30am
Performance: 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Ann McCluskey, Edinburgh’s Gaelic Initiative Youth Community Development Officer, led a Gaelic Music workshop in the historical setting of St Giles’
Cathedral. Members of the public joined their voices together to create a flash choir who enjoyed learning songs in Gaelic and got the exciting chance to perform them right here in St Giles’!

For further information or general enquiries about Learning Gaelic at St Giles’ Cathedral, please contact:

Fiona Murray Urquhart
Visitor Services Coordinator