Royal Celtic Society ArmsThe Royal Celtic Society

For nearly 200 years, the Royal Celtic Society has been at the cutting edge of activity to support the language, literature, music and culture of the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. The Society holds regular events for members, awards medals for excellence in music and literature and sponsors a wide range of organisations dedicated to the traditions, language and arts of the Highlands and Islands.

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The Royal Celtic Society gives financial assistance to organisations, events and activities that support or develop the Society’s charitable objectives.

These are available either as once only donations for a particular project, or annually for projects that are ongoing. Annual grants are reviewed on a triennial basis.

If you have a project that you think would benefit from our help, please write to the Secretary with full details, including a business plan, making it clear how you think the Society might become involved. Please ensure, before making such an application, that your activity is in line with our stated objectives.

Please be aware that demand for such assistance is high and only a small proportion of applications are successful. Great care is taken to ensure the Society’s grants are expended where they are likely, in the Council’s judgement, to make the greatest difference, so any rejection should not be interpreted as a comment on your proposal.

Grant Application

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Organisations We Support

Clan Macpherson Museum Trust
Solway Harps
Kintyre Piping Society
The Argyllshire Gathering
Innerleithen Pipe Band
Corberry Park Pipers
Stockbridge Pipe Band
The Northern Meeting
Moniave Folk Festival
Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming
Annan Junior Pipe Band
Glenfinnan Games
Kirkcudbright Pipe Band
Dumfries Gaelic Society
Peterhead Pipe Band
North Uist Highland Games
Parkside Primary School Gaelic Class