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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Glenfinnan Games 2015 2The Royal Celtic Society currently supports 17 organisations with annual grants, together with occasional one-off donations to specific projects that are in line with the Society's charitable objectives.  Among the annual beneficiaries are pipe bands, educational groups, clarsach groups, Highland games, folk museums and musical festivals.

It is many years since the Society's grant making was last reviewed and the Council will be coducting such a review over the next few weeks with decisions announced shortly after the Council meeting on 24th September.  The deadline for applications for new or continued funding is Sunday 31st July; if you have a project that you believe would benefit from a Royal Celtic Society grant, now would be a good time to apply so that it can be considered alongside other applications.

The Council is committed to ensuring that the Society's limited grant making resources are spent where they make the most difference, so regular reviews are important.  The core aim of this activity is to support individuals, organisations and events that keep Scotland's cultural heritage alive, particularly at the level of the local community.



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