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Wednesday marks the beginning of the adult competitions at the Royal National Mòd in Glasgow. Commonly known as ‘Literature Day’, competitions including drama, poetry and storytelling will take place throughout the day in five Glasgow venues , which is supported by the SQA. Competitions in singing will also be held in venues across Glasgow, with […]

A specially assembled group of musicians, under the creative direction of Mary Ann Kennedy follow a trail through the city’s rich treasure trove of Gaelic place names (researched by Dr Alasdair Whyte), history and people, discovering the natural roots of the Dear Green Place and celebrating how people have helped create one of the great […]

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 […]

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 […]