Sabhal Mor Ostaig (pronounced Sol Mor) is a Gaelic College offering students from all over the world courses in full-time and short courses in Gaelic.
It is a wonderful opportunity for new speakers of Gaelic and those who are native speakers to be able to access some great courses to obtain a Degree or two. It is a particularly excellent way to study the media courses as Gaelic media culture is growing all the time. For students who are 'local' there may not be very much in the way of job opportunities on the Island but a degree course at Sabhal Mor could pave the way to some very interesting work in Gaelic TV, journalism and radio.
The college offers excellent accommodation for live-in students, with 85 single study bedrooms three of which cater for wheelchair users.
The college is quite close to Armadale Pier where students can enjoy a little local shopping and eatng at Ragamuffin on the Pier and the Clan Donald Centre. There are also some unusual craft shops situated on the Pier.
For full and further information, I'd recommend you visit their website: smo.uhi.ac.uk where your queries can be answered in both Gaelic and English!
I haven't studied here, just been to look around as a visitor. It's an excellent place to study Gaelic, actually the only Gaelic college in Scotland, and is found on the Isle of Skye on the Sleat peninsula. I first went there just after it was founded in 1973 but it has grown and changed tremendously over the intervening years. There are so many courses available now in the language, arts and culture, including degree-level courses and classes for beginners.
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