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About Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has a unique learning environment.  Our courses and the College are all delivered through the medium of Gaelic – the only College of its kind in Scotland and in the world.  The College is based in Sleat on the Isle of Skye, an area renowned for its natural beauty.  The College was established in 1973 and since then has gained a worldwide reputation as a Centre for the Gaelic Language and Culture.  It is a specialist college, offering higher education, further education and research opportunities. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig recognises the importance of a strong foundation for the language, culture and the arts and is involved in many projects to take this forward.

Aims of the College

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig aims to be a center of academic excellence at the heart of developments in the Gaelic language and culture by providing high quality education, training and research opportunities through the medium of Gaelic and by engaging strategically together with others, business and the community as a whole to promote social, cultural and economic development. The College is an all-Gaelic educational institution and an all-Gaelic place of business, with the preservation, promotion and expansion of the Gaelic language as the primary purpose of the College.

Our Vision

We launched our new Strategic plan in September 2023 and our vision for the next five years is to be a centre of Gaelic excellence, offering world-class immersive learning, research and cultural opportunities, which empower our students, staff and partners to become expert in the Gaelic language and culture and ambassadors for Gaelic.

Our Values


We lead and we serve by setting our aspirations high and doing everything in our power to achieve our strategic priorities, for the benefit of Gaelic as a living language and a thriving culture.


Our immersive and supportive Gaelic community inspires confidence in our students, staff and stakeholders.


We work together with all our communities and stakeholders to create the resources and infrastructure we need to achieve our mutual ambitions for Gaelic language and culture.


We are dedicated to building on our success as the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture to strengthen our unique Gaelic learning environment, to serve Gaelic communities, and to celebrate the Gaelic language and culture.


We welcome everyone to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig; and we are honest and transparent in all our relationships and communications


We are helping to build sustainable Gaelic communities, including our own College community, and we are adapting our practices to become net zero.