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Organization profile

Organisation profile

Founded in 1973, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become internationally recognised as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture. 

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is dedicated to supporting the development of research into the Gaelic language and culture. The College's first submission to the Research Assessment Exercise [RAE] in December 2008 saw 15% of research classified as internationally excellent or world-leading in Celtic Studies research.
The College is involved in a number of leading research projects including Ionad Nàiseanta na h-Imrich, the National Centre for Migration Studies, and Soillse, a collaborative research initiative with UHI and the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Staff at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are involved in high-level research and possess amongst them 11 doctorates. The College library houses a rich resource of Gaelic, Celtic and Highland-related books and the College also supports a number of PhD studentships.

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    Photo of Timothy Currie Armstrong

    Timothy Currie Armstrong, PhD

    • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI - Àrd Òraidiche ann an Gàidhlig agus Conaltradh - Senior Lecturer in Gaelic and Communication

    Person: Academic Research Active

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    Meg Bateman

    Person: Academic Research Active

    Photo of Abigail Burnyeat

    Abigail Burnyeat

    Person: Academic Research Active


    COOL - CLIL Open Online Learning

    Ó Donnaíle, C.


    Project: Research


    Ó Donnaíle, C.

    1/04/16 → …

    Project: Research

    An Sruth

    Bateman, M., Gorman, R., Ó Giollagáin, C. & Ó Donnaíle, C.

    1/04/15 → …

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Open Access
  • Briathrachas Beatha nam Ban

    Cheape, H., 2020, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10 (2018). Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access
  • The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community: A comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of Scottish Gaelic

    Ó Giollagáin, C., Camshron, G., Moireach, P., Ó Curnáin, B., Caimbeul, I., MacDonald, B. & Péterváry, T., 1 Jul 2020, Abrdeen: Aberdeen University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Duais Chomunn na Gàidhlig

    Armstrong, Timothy Currie (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Duais Chomunn na Gàidhlig

    Armstrong, Timothy Currie (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Saltire Society First Book of the Year 2013

    Armstrong, Timothy Currie (Recipient), 14 Nov 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Identity, Activism and Gaelic Medium Education

    Timothy Currie Armstrong (Speaker)

    24 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    The King of Jigs: A Portrait of a 20th Century South Uist Piper

    John Decker Forrest (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Program Choinnich BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

    John Decker Forrest (Member)

    27 Jun 2020

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Student theses

    Telebhisean mar ghoireas poileasaidh cànain: a chleachdadh aig cloinn dà-chànanaich

    Author: NicNèill, C. M., 17 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Armstrong, T. C. (Supervisor), Bateman, M. (Supervisor) & Munro, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Heather and hill and Highland cattle: ath-mheasadh air ìomhaighean den Ghàidhealtachd, c.1850 – 1910

    Author: MacDougall, E. B., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Bateman, M. (Supervisor), MacDonald, M. (Supervisor) & Wall, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Cànain agus Cultar ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig: Neartan, Duilgheadasan agus am Buaidh air Comasan is Seasamhan Cànain na h-Òigridh

    Author: NicLeòid, S., 31 Jul 2014

    Supervisor: Mac an Tàilleir, I. (Supervisor), Cox, R. A. (Supervisor) & Dunbar, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)