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The Royal National Mòd (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) in Glasgow continues today (Monday 14 October), bringing with it the first full day of competitions in the children’s categories. Day four at Scotland’s biggest Gaelic Cultural Festival will witness competitions take place across drama, song, music and poetry, for young Gaels aged 5-18. The children’s competitions […]

Many folk took up the option to pre-book and dine in one of Princes Square’s many fine restaurants whilst Princes Square played host to the prestige’s Celtic Praise. An absolute feast of lively Gospel singing by Gaelic and English Gospel Choirs all in the elegant, prestige setting of Princes Square –Under the leadership of Gareth […]

Sunday will be a non-competition day with the annual Mòd church service and worship taking place. Alongside the service, there will be a special blessing of The Orcuan, a Hebridean Galley boat, which was a primary mode of transport for the Scottish clans around the coast of Scotland until the early 17th century. Built by […]

Congratulations to our Cowal Open Studios artist Jackie Stevenson who is celebrating being made a member of the Scottish Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. Jackie says she is trying to capture the colours, moods and textures of the Argyll landscape using mixed media and collage. Her work she says is an interpretation of the […]

Today the Mòd hosted its “Super Saturday of Sport”at the Glasgow Green Football Centre seeing the adults go head to head in the Mòd Shinty Cup in the 50th anniversary of the match, which was first played in Aviemore in 1969 and was first won by Newtonmore who overcame Kingussie in a 5-2 win. This […]

Tickets for competitions and events at this year’s Royal National Mòd in Glasgow are now available. Tickets can be purchased online at There are excellent discounts on tickets to members of An Comunn Gàidhealach, to become a member and take advantage of this, please visit: Annual Membership costs £15.00 and £5.00 for juniors and students. […]

Friday saw The Royal National Mòd (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) officially open with an energetic night of live music in George Square alongside a whole host of celebrations, as Scotland’s biggest Gaelic cultural festival returned to Glasgow. Running until Saturday 19th October, the Mòd is set to bring thousands of people to Glasgow as visitors and competitors […]

The nine-day festival was officially launched with a speech from ACG President Allan Campbell followed by a speech from Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, during the opening ceremony hosted by An Comunn Gaidhealach. In his speech, Mr. Campbell touched on the heritage of the Gaelic community within Glasgow and the important […]

Tonight at this year’s Royal National Mod Opening Reception Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP presented the Gaelic Ambassador of the Year award to Alasdair Whyte. The award celebrates the continued work that Alasdair is doing to progress the Gaelic language and heritage .Alasdair who was brought up on the Inner Hebridean island of Mull […]

Hi everyone as you may be aware there are a lot of folk around locally suffering from the latest illness bug it’s even caught up with several of tonight’s performers. Jane has been phoning around talking to everyone involved and it has been unanimously agreed to postpone, the last thing we want to do is […]