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Sgoil Shamhraidh
- Summer School -
Uibhist a Tuath

21 July - 15 August 2025

Thigibh an-seo!

Study & Live the Gaelic Life amidst our North Uist Gaelic Community

There is no 4-week summer school in 2024.

From Intermediate to Advanced

Fast-track Communication Skills Development (with reading & grammar & conversation)

 

 


(suitable for intermediate level Duolingo & Speak Gaelic learners). 
Interview will take place to check your reading, grammar and conversation skills, to ensure everyone can work at the same level. 

4 students needed each week for the week to go ahead. (max. 8 places)

We need to decide by February as many students from abroad need to organize their travel months in advance.


Clicking RSVP does not commit you to the summer school, it just helps us keep track who to send updates to and gauge what interest is like. 

If there are sufficient RSVPs, we will get in touch with everyone to sort out the registration in February 2025. 

If there are not enough students are on the waiting list by 15 February 2025, we will cancel the summer school.

 

Class-room based teaching 9am - 3pm (1 hour lunch & study time) with 1 afternoon Uist excursion per week included (different every week).

(Accommodation, transport and meals not included).

Learning is cumulative and everyone starts at Week 1

1 week   21/07/25 - 25/07/25       £375 (1 day of activities at the Agricultural Show)

2 weeks  21/07/25 - 01/08/25      £700

3 weeks  21/07/25 - 08/08/25      £900

4 weeks  21/07/25 - 15/08/25   £1,000

 

Love Gaelic (taught only, not self-study) students & alumni have a discounted rate and only pay £200 per week.

We provide tuition, learning resources and transport for excursions only.

 

Transport to and from ferry/airport/accommodation can be arranged for an extra fee, only for those staying in the Lochmaddy / Locheport / Carinish / Kirkibost / Bayhead / Balranald area. (max. 4 places)

Full payment to secure your place is due on registration (once the course is confirmed to go ahead with enough students) and is non-refundable (unless you can not attend due to plane or ferry to the island being cancelled). Places can not be reserved, it is first come first served basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in learning or speaking a specific dialect, you could also check out the other Gaelic learning providers on the other Hebridean islands. We can only advise on the protected dialect we use in our classroom and you will be expected to use ours only (non-negotiable, if you persist in using another dialect or disregard lesson instructions, you will be removed from the course without refund). We will not discuss dialect differences. Gaelic can differ in vocabulary use, pronunciation, gender of nouns and phrase use, depending on location. The important thing for learners is not to mix them up and respect the uniqueness of each dialect, in order to preserve its characteristics for future generations.

 

Here are some useful links:
 

Isle of Skye - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig 

Isle of Lewis - Ravenspoint

Isle of Islay - Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle 

Isle of South Uist - Ceòlas

We are following the GOC (Gaelic Orthographic Conventions), however we acknowledge that this is optional and not everyone is adapting these. (e.g. in some places, both accents are still in use). We can't give advice or help with learning based on the previous or other learning systems.

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