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Comann Rìoghail Ceilteach

Fad dlùth ri 200 bliadhna tha an Comann Rìoghail Ceilteach air thoiseach san t-srìth gus taic a chumail ri cànan, litreachas, ceòl agus cultar na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean Siar. Tha an Comann a’ cumail thachartasan riaghailteach do na buill, a’ toirt seachad buinn air son feabhas an ceòl ’s an litreachas, agus a’ cuideachadh sreath farsaing de bhuidhnean a tha a’ cumail suas dualchas, cànan agus ealain na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean.

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The Royal Celtic Society’s next members’ event will be our Spring Lunch at the New Club in Edinburgh’s Princes Street.

The event is open to all members and their guests and represents excellent value at £29.50 per head, including drinks.

The dining room in Edinburghs New ClubWe are delighted to welcome Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott, of Highlands and Islands University, as our guest speaker.  Kristin will give an illustrated talk on her research into James Macpherson, the controversial author of the Ossian poems, who rose to fame in 1760 with the publication of Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland, swiftly followed by Fingal the following year and Temora in 1763.  She will focus particularly on Macpherson’s early life and works, his Edinburgh connections and the Celtic world he explored through his Ossianic Collections and his later work, An Introduction to the History of Great Britain.  Together, we will explore first editions of his work and there will be plenty of time for discussion afterwards.

We are grateful to council member Sir Iain Fraser, who has arranged this event.

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