items from the Library's collections.
The National Library of Scotland has digitised items published by An Comunn Gàidhealach — The Highland Association.
Available online at An Comunn Gàidhealach, the newly digitised material includes:
- Royal National Mòd published literature
- Mòd programmes and magazines
- Mòd spoken word set pieces
- An Comunn Gàidhealach journals and a range of their educational and other publications.
People can explore An Comunn's publications and thus learn about the development of the Royal National Mòd and other An Comunn activities. For example, searching Mòd programmes reveals names of past competitors and events.
Founded in 1891, An Comunn Gàidhealach supports the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language. An Comunn promotes the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art. The association also organises and runs the Royal National Mòd, Scotland's most famous Gaelic festival.
This digitisation continues the Library's commitment to Gaelic, which includes:
- More than 1,200 Gaelic books, papers and documents available online
- A partnership with Wikipedia to develop Uicipeid, the online Gaelic Wikipedia
- Involvement in the Mòd fringe, with 'Manifesto, Mòds and movies' on 19 October.
See our An Comunn Gàidhealach press release.
16 October 2016