Ceithir Seachdainean Ri Dhol // Four Weeks To Go!

Tha sinn a-nis gu mòr a’ coimhead air adhart ri Seachdain na Gàidhlig is i a’ teannadh dlùth. Tha sinn air bhioran a’ faicinn nan tachartasan a’ lìonadh a’ mhìosachain air-loidhne agus tha ùine gu leòr agaibh uile fhathast na tachartasan agaibh fhèin a chur a-steach cuideachd! Bheiribh sùil air na bhios a’ dol agus innsibh mu na planaichean agaibh fhèin an seo. Ge bith ciamar a bhios sibh a’ comharrachadh Seachdain na Gàidhlig, tha sinn an dòchas gun còrd e ribh!


We are now very much on the countdown to Seachdain na Gàidhlig with just four weeks to go. We have been excitedly watching as the online calendar fills up with fantastic events and we’re looking forward to seeing what else comes in as the next few weeks pass! Remember you still have plenty of time to add your own event – have a look at the programme here and see what else is being planned in your area. However you plan to celebrate Seachdain na Gàidhlig, we hope you have a great time!

Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week) announces major events programme for Monday 20th to Sunday 26th February 2023

Thanks to support from Bord Na Gàidhlig, and huge interest from Gaelic speakers across Scotland and around the world, February 2023 sees the second official global Scottish Gaelic language week; Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week), pronounced “Shach-keen na Gaaah-lik” (ch like loch), taking place through a series of in-person and online events.

With the overarching theme of Coming Together, Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023 will build on its 2022 success, by prioritising uniting people within their own communities. Seachdain na Gàidhlig connects people from all walks of life across the world to promote, use and learn Gaelic; through a coordinated network of activities taking place across Scotland and internationally, from 20th – 26th February 2023.

Shona NicIllinnein, Ceannard at Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Seachdain na Gàidhlig’s main funders, said: “We are delighted to support Seachdain na Gàidhlig again following on from the resounding success of its first year. This week celebrates everything about Gaelic – the language, the culture, the arts, music and heritage and we are very much looking forward to this year’s offering. The Small Events Fund Scheme will have enabled more groups to host their own events in their communities and we are hugely encouraged by the number of applicants. In line with the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan, this week helps to promote and normalise the Gaelic language as well as contribute to wellbeing and creating and strengthening connections in Gaelic worldwide. Chì sinn ann sibh!”

Building upon the success of the inaugural 2022 event, Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023, organised by Scottish traditional culture and music organisation Hands Up For Trad, is launching a raft of new initiatives this year. To celebrate and promote the importance and use of Gaelic within both cultural and commercial landscapes, a new Small Grants Fund was introduced, awarding Micro-Grants of up to £500 to support initiatives both here in Scotland and abroad. Over 60 grant applications were received and checked by a Panel including Joy Dunlop, with Steven Kellow, Funding and Projects Officer at Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Arthur Cormack, Chief Executive Officer, Fèisean nan Gàidheal; and 30 funded projects being launched as part of the first batch of scheduled events.

Seachdain na Gàidhlig Director Joy Dunlop said: “We were blown away by the calibre of all the applications received and are hugely grateful to Bord Na Gàidhlig for awarding us extra funding to facilitate the Small Grants Fund. The volume of interest from all corners of the world proves that Gaelic has a global audience, something which is echoed through the numbers of people learning and speaking Gaelic internationally. For anyone else who would still like to hold their own event, please visit our official website www.seachdainnagaidhlig.scot, and utilise our free support resources.”

Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023 will be producing daily, online content across their social media, ensuring that geography is no barrier to participation. This mixture of in-person and online events will provide a world class platform for Gaelic speakers to connect with both physical and virtual communities worldwide; encouraging individuals, businesses, and wider community groups to get involved. Additionally, Seachdain na Gàidhlig is encouraging people to connect online by sharing posts, images and videos using the hashtag #SeachdainNaGàidhlig.

Simon Thoumire, Director of Hands Up For Trad, the Scottish cultural organisation that founded and runs Seachdain na Gàidhlig, said: “We are really happy that Bord Na Gàidhlig have supported this project, which fits with Hands Up For Trad’s aims of supporting Gaelic culture and language.”

Education is also being specifically targeted through Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023. To help teachers and young people engage with the initiative, comprehensive education packs have been created for schools, in partnership with educational publishing house, Twinkl. The activities and resources include class planners, suggested content and activities aimed at both primary and secondary levels for both Gaelic and English medium schools – ensuring that all children and teachers can get involved, whether they are fluent or just starting their journey with the language.

For all events & ways to get involved in Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023, visit: www.seachdainnagaidhlig.scot

For education resources visit: www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/curriculum-for-excellence/scotland-partnerships-scotland-cfe/seachdain-na-gaidhlig-world-gaelic-week-scotland-partnerships-scotland-cfe

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Maoin nan Tabhartas Beag // Small Grants Fund

Le 63 iarrtasan bho air feadh na dùthcha agus nas fhaide air falbh, fhuair sinn air taic-airgid a thoirt do ghrunn thachartasan agus phròiseactan a bhios a’ gabhail àite tro Sheachdain na Gàidhlig 2023. Bidh a h-uile neach is buidheann a fhuair tabhartas aig an ìre seo a-nis air fios fhaighinn, an cois pasgan-taic leis a h-uile càil a dh’fheumas sibh airson tachartas soirbheachail a chur air dòigh. Gu mì-fhortanach cha d’ fhuair sinn air a h-uile pròiseact a mhaoineachadh, ach tha sinn gu mòr an dòchas gum faic sinn iad a’ tighinn gu buil tro Sheachdain na Gàidhlig – cuimhnichibh gur ann leibhse a tha i! Ma tha taic a dhìth oirbh aig ìre sam bith, feuch gun cuir sibh fios oirnn air admin@seachdainnagaidhlig.scot.

Bu chaomh leinn taing mhòr a thoirt do Bhòrd na Gàidhlig airson na Maoin.


With 63 applications from across the country and further afield, we were able to fund a good number of events and projects which will be taking place throughout Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023. Every individual and group who received a grant has now been notified and provided with a support pack on how to run a successful event. Unfortunately we were unable to fund all the projects but we sincerely hope to see them take place during Seachdain na Gàidhlig – remember that the week is yours! If you require any support, please get in touch with us on admin@seachdainnagaidhlig.scot.

We would like to thank Bòrd na Gàidhlig for enabling us to provide the Small Grants Fund.

Prògram Sheachdain na Gàidhlig ga Fhoillseachadh! // Launch Date for Seachdain na Gàidhlig Programme

Cumaibh an ceann-latha! Air 16 Faoilleach 2023 bidh sinn a’ foillseachadh a’ phrògraim airson Seachdain na Gàidhlig, le fios air na pròiseactan agus na tachartasan a fhuair taic-airgid bho Mhaoin nan Tabhartas Beag sa chiad dol a-mach. Faodaidh sibh fhèin fios a chur a-steach dhan mhìosachan air an làrach-lìn again mu thachartas sam bith a bhios a’ dol agaibh tron t-seachdain. Bidh rudeigin a’ dol anns gach ceàrnaidh dhan dùthaich – feuch gun gabh sibh fhèin pàirt ann an Seachdain na Gàidhlig, ge bith dè a nì sibh!


Put the 16th of January into your diaries! We will be launching the Seachdain na Gàidhlig programme, full of the events funded by the Small Grants Fund as a starting point. Keep an eye on our social media that day as we are sure there will be something for you in your area. We will also have an active calendar on the website for you to enter the details of any events or projects you may be running during Seachdain na Gàidhlig – please make use of this and help make the week a great success for our language!

Làrach-lìn Ùr // New Website

Tha làrach-lìn gleansach ùr aig Seachdain na Gàidhlig! Tha sinn air a bhith ag obair air fad sheachdainean gus a dhèanamh nas fhasa dhuibh fhèin a bhith a’ tadhal air na duilleagan. Gheibh sibh a-mach mu na naidheachdan as ùire againn agus a dh’aithghearr gheibh sibh cothrom sùil a thoirt air na goireasan a tha sinn air a chur ann an aon àite a thaobh ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig. Bu chaomh leinn taing mhòr a thoirt do Fraser aig Mayfin Design airson a chur air a chasan. Feuch gun tadhail sibh oirnn aig seachdainnagaidhlig.scot!
We have updated our Seachdain na Gàidhlig website! We have been working behind the scenes for a number of weeks to make the website easier to navigate. You will find all our latest news and soon we will have a list of resources to help you get started (or, indeed, continue) on your Gaelic learning journey. We would like to give a big thank you to Fraser Watson at Mayfin Design who has been working closely with us to get the new website up and running. Come and visit us on seachdainnagaidhlig.scot!

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr // Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Bu chaomh leinn uile aig Seachdain na Gàidhlig gach beannachd a ghuidhe dhuibh thar a’ chola-deug a tha ri thighinn, agus tha sinn an dòchas gum faigh sibh beagan fois. Tha sinn air bhioran airson Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023 agus gu mòr an dòchas gum bi sibh uile ann còmhla rinn.


The Seachdain na Gàidhlig team would like to wish you all the very best for the holidays and we hope you manage to get some rest. We are very excited for Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2023 and sincerely hope to see you all there with us.

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