Royal Celtic SocietyThe 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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Society Visit to Dirleton Castle


The Royal Celtic Society's next members' event will be to visit Dirleton Castle in East Lothian on Sunday 9th July, where we will be welcomed by Andrew Spratt, Historic Scotland's Custodian at the castle, who will speak to us about the castle's architecture and historic significance.  A particular attraction is that Andrew will be dressed in armour for the occasion and will demonstrate the use of medieval arms.  Andrew will later join us for lunch as the Society's guest.

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Buchan Heritage Festival 2017

The annual Buchan Heritage Festival, staged by the Buchan Heritage Society in the Aberdeenshire village of Strichen, took place over the last weekend in May.

Now in its 32nd year, the Strichen Festival remains an ever popular showcase of the indigenous culture of North East Scotland.  Over that time, its contribution to preserving the literature, poetry, music and song of the North East has been immense.  It is now well supported by local schools who, prompted by the Buchan Heritage Society, play a growing role in encouraging their young folk to participate actively in their cultural heritage.

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