Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, provides world-class immersive learning, research and cultural opportunities that empower students, staff and partners to champion Gaelic.

Based in Sleat, Isle of Skye, immersion education is at the heart of everything that they do as the only centre of tertiary education in the world that provides its learning programmes entirely through the medium of Gaelic.

Whether you want to enrol on a one-year Gaelic immersion course, short-course, distance learning course, degree course, or complete a PhD – Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s knowledge and experience will help you achieve your goals.

Facilities are spread over two campuses, Àrainn Ostaig and Àrainn Chaluim Chille, which are interlinked by a well-lit pathway and are only a short walk apart.

Courses and subjects

The college offers CertHE and DipHE, degrees and postgraduate qualifications, some of which are available by distance learning. There is also a range of short courses.

Other subjects that can be studied through the medium of Gaelic include Development, Teacher Education, Translation, Gaelic Culture, Media Studies or Traditional Music.

Facilities and services

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has modern facilities available on campus, including an exceptional library collection, broadcast and recording facilities, residential student accommodation and a Gaelic-medium child care facility.


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is internationally recognised as the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture and it plays a leading role in the promotion of the Gaelic arts and culture.


Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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Contact Details

Isle of Skye
IV44 8RQ

Main Campus

Isle of Skye

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