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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What We Support


In the name of progress, the Highland way of life came under sustained attack during and after the 18th century, but it proved too strong, distinctive and resilient to be suppressed.

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The Gaelic literary canon is one of the oldest in Europe, with the exceptions of Latin and Ancient Greek, combining rich oral and written traditions.

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The Bagpipes are probably the single most identifiable symbol of Scottish identity, but the oldest Highland musical instrument is the clarsach, or Celtic harp.

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The Scottish Gaelic language continues to survive and thrive, despite two centuries of neglect that verges on persecution. 

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