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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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Peter Macdonald Dome RoomWe look forward to welcoming leading Gaelic sports broadcaster, dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, as our speaker for the second lecture in the current series, held once again in the Dome Room, HM New Register House, West Register Street, Edinburgh, on Thursday 11th October at 1.00 pm.

Hugh Dan's session is intriguingly titled The Book of the Club of the True Highlanders and the Littlejohn Album, wherein lies the truth about shinty.

Hugh Dan's family lived virtually on the site of the Battle of Inverlochy, where the Society of True Highlanders was founded in 1915.  His first language was Gaelic, his first degree was from Glasgow University and his subsequent PhD from Aberdeen University, where the Littlejohn Album is now held.

He is a Professional Fellow of the Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh, and was the first ever sports writer in residence at teh National Library of Scotland.  He broadcasts on sport in Gaelic and, sometimes, English.

These lectures are designed to appeal to members of the public as much as to members of the Society, including those who are visiting Edinburgh and those who live and work there.  Taking place at 1.00 pm, to accommodate local workers on a lunch hour, you are welcome to bring your sandwiches and eat them during the talk.  Similarly, if you need to leave early to get back to work, you are welcome to do so.

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