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Gaelic in modern Scotland
Gaelic in modern Scotland

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5.4.2 Adult learning in action: some examples

Adults are learning Gaelic throughout Scotland – and beyond. In many areas learners have set up their own support or conversation groups. Details of the websites of three of these – from Fife, Glasgow and Australia – are given below.

Cearcall Còmhraidh Fìobha is a network of adult Gaelic learners who meet regularly and hold events in parts of Fife. Their attractive website can be accessed here [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Meetup Gàidhlig Ghlaschu is a similar group in the Glasgow area. The following extract from their website - – give the views of some of the members about the group.

What are members saying?

‘A bunch of lovely people who made me feel very welcome!’

Leona Buchanan

‘It is a very friendly, informal group. Everyone is accepted no matter what level their Gaelic is and it helps gain confidence in speaking’


There is also a Facebook page for a Gaelic learners group in Australia.