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.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Date Event Location
16th February 2018 Lecture: Prof Rob Dunbar: Celtic and Scottish Studies
in the 21st Century - a Personal Reflection
Dome Room, New Register
House, Edinburgh
16th March 2018

Lecture: Dr Priscilla Scott - the History of the Royal 
Celtic Society

Dome Room, New Register 
House, Edinburgh
18th-20th May 2018 Buchan Heritage Festival Strichen, Aberdeenshire
2nd June 2018 RSE@ Inverness Family Day: Royal Celtic Society sponsored
story-telling activity with Alison Galbraith
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
10th June 2018 Spring Lunch: Guest speaker Professor Sir Thomas Devine
on the theme, Were the Clearances confined to the
Highlands in the 18th and 19th centuries?
New Club, Edinburgh
20th July 2018 North Uist Highland Games Lochmaddy, North Uist
4th August 2018 Aboyne Highland Games Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
18th August 2018 Glenfinnan Highland Games Glenfinnan, Argyll
23rd August 2018 Argyllshire Gathering Oban
25th August 2018 Lonach Gathering Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
30th August and 1st
September 2018
Northern Meeting Inverness
1st September 2018 Royal Braemar Gathering Princess Royal and Duke of 
Fife Memorial Park, 
Braemar, Aberdeenshire
12th September 2018 Lecture: Peter Eslea Macdonald, leading tartan scholar and 
handloom weaver, on the evolution of tartan and Highland
Dome Room New Register
House, Edinburgh
11th October 2018 Lecture: Dr Hugh Dan Maclennan, Gaelic broadcaster and
journalist, leading a compare & contrast session on the Book
of the Club of True Highlanders and the Littlejohn manuscript
Dome Room New Register 
House, Edinburgh
20th October 2018 Performance of Bas Chonlaoich, one of the great Gaelic ballads, part of the
Scottish International Storytelling Festival, sponsored by the Royal Celtic
Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh
3rd December 2018 Lecture: Dr Joseph Morrow CBE, QC, the Rt Hon the Lord
Lyon King of Arms, speaking on the Heraldry of the Clans
Dome Room, New Register
House, Edinburgh
3rd December 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Royal Celtic Society
convened for 2.30 pm but will follow immediately
after Dr Morrow's lecture (see above)
Dome Room, New Register House
19th February 2019 Lecture: Dr Anja Gunderloch, on Donnchadh Ban MacIntyre: a
a Gaelic Poet in Edinburgh

Dome Room, New Register House

27th March 2019 Lecture: Professor Wilson MacLeod, speaking on Gaelic
in the Scottish media, partuclarly looking at the
hostility it attracts in the English language media
Dome Room, New Register House
18th April 2019

Spring Lunch with speaker Professor Dame Sue Black, Pro Vice 
Chancellor at the University of Lancaster and world renowned 
forensic anthropologist.  Her talk is titled Ancient Scottish mysteries
through a modern forensic lens

New Club, Edinburgh
8th October 2019

Lecture, Dr Lorna Pike, speaking on Historical Lexicography
in Scotland

Dome Room, New Register House
13th November 2019 Lecture: Professor Donald McWhannell, on Galloway and
the Highland Clans
Dome Room, New Register House