Gaelic Society of Inverness - Comunn Gàidhlig Inbhir Nis
The latest volume of our Transactions (no. 68) is currently being distributed to members and is also available for sale through our online Shop.
Topics covered in Volume 68:
Bilingual life after school (Gaelic medium education); The Dewar Report on Highland health provision, 1912; Does crofting have a future?; Religion in 20th century Gaelic poetry; The Badenoch drovers; The Appin Murder - Jacobite Assassins or Campbell Killer?; The radical Gaelic politics of John Murdoch; The life of Màiri Mhòr, blending fact and fiction; A Tour to the Ebudae – 1774; Dùghall Bochanan; Bàrdachd a’ Chogaidh Mhòir; Vocabulary and heritage associated with our native flora.
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.
John Murdoch (pictured) was a co-founder of the Gaelic Society. A paper on his life and work appears in the recently published Vol. 68 of the Society's Transactions
Alasdair Roberts gave an interesting talk at our last meeting on ‘Father Allan MacDonald’s Eriskay diary’. Our next meeting will be in Eden Court on 5th October when Domhnall Martainn will talk about the present day Harris Tweed industry (in Gaelic, with translation).