Murdo Beaton, Gaelic Society Chief 2018/19

                  Murdo Beaton, Gaelic Society Chief 2018/19

For Murdo's account of his life, go to News above.


About Us

The Gaelic Society of Inverness was established in 1871 for the purpose of “cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic-speaking people”.  Currently it ...

  • arranges an annual series of talks on Highland history and Gaelic culture
  • publishes the talks every two years as the Transactions of the Gaelic Society
  • organises an annual memorial service at Culloden Battlefield
  • produces an annual showcase of Gaelic music and song
  • runs an escorted coach trip and a dinner
  • takes part, with others, in campaigns relating to its core interests
  • supports projects commemorating eminent individuals and events.
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A new history of the Gaelic Society can be accessed by clicking on History.

                                         Picture: John Murdoch, one of the founders of the Society.


Prof Allan MacInnes's  paper on the 'Appin Murder', delivered to a meeting of the Society on October 27,    is one of 12 papers contained in Volume LXVIII of our Transactions, due in July 2018.  Copies are distributed free of charge to members.  For information on how to become a member, click on: Membership.

Culloden Anniversary Service 2018

Approaching the Memorial Cairn at this year's ceremony.  For Society Chief Murdo Beaton's address and Society Bard Maoileas Caimbeul's poem, go to Culloden above.


2017/18 SYLLABUS