Colaisde na Gàidhlig is first and foremost an educational non-profit institution, offering year-round programming in the culture, music, language, crafts, customs, and traditions of the immigrants from the Highlands of Scotland. The only institution of its kind in North America, students of all ages and skill levels visit the College every year to study under some of the finest instructors in Nova Scotia Gaelic culture.

Focus on cultural appreciation

We believe investing time in cultural appreciation at a young age positively affects a person for the rest of their life. Check out our programming specially designed for kids.

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Learn something new

We are first and foremost a continuing education institution with hopefully something to offer everyone, regardless of age or expertise. Join in on an upcoming adult session.

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Learn right at home

Don't let location stop you - wherever you are in the world, you can try something new or continue your learning. Click over to view what we now offer online.

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Plan a visit to the Hall of the Clans Museum

Plan a visit to the Hall of the Clans Museum

Built at the site of landed Scottish immigrants, St. Ann's and Cape Breton boast a fascinating history and heritage. Learn of the local story in a self-guided museum tour, get a chance to view Gaelic films, and take part in interactive cultural demonstrations. (seasonal)

Let us make a kilt just for you

Let us make a kilt just for you

For decades, the College has offered traditional, hand-stitched kilt-making and custom-tartan clothing through our Craft Shop, creating treasured heirlooms to pass along from generation to generation. Visit our campus to learn more and begin your own creation process.

Help support the effort

Help support the effort

Since 1938, the College has always remained an independent and largely independently-funded, non-profit organization with a simple mission to preserve the language and traditions that came to this area. With your support, we can continue on this path and help to ensure that those traditions live on.

Think of us when planning your next event

Think of us when planning your next event

Secluded and tucked away yet central on the island, Colaisde na Gàidhlig is a great meeting place for you and your guests. Open all year, and with oodles of options to choose from, think of us when planning your big day.

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We are just a week away from our deadline to register for March Break, with some classes already full so act quick! Can`t wait to see a pile of sweet, smiling faces back on campus - such a favourite time of year. Join the fun! #marchbreak #GCstyle ...

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We`ve got a sweet group signed up for this new weekend offering, and just decided to extend the deadline on it until Sunday in case a few more want in! Find out all the info right here: https://gaeliccollege.edu/session/youth-gaelic-weekend/ ...

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☀️ Summer in St. Ann’s is just a few months away! ☀️

Our annual youth and adult summer session information is now available on our site with registration to open Monday, February 26 at 9am. And look at the fantastic crew who will be teaching you! We can’t wait for the big ceilidhs ahead. 😃 Link in bio.
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🎉 As part of KitchenFest! 2024, we’re stepping things up a notch! We are so excited to introduce ‘The Big Bash’ ~ a day-long concert kicking off the festival for year 11! 🎉

Happening Sunday, June 30 and running from 3-10pm, we welcome you to CColaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College for an epic day/night of amazing music. The St. Ann’s Bay Performance Centre (outdoor stage) will be the site of the festivities and plans are to go rain or shine. The event will be licensed so for those 19+ and feature exciting guests which we’ll announce in the coming weeks. Lots more info to come, but for now, save the date and see you in St. Ann’s! #kitchenfest #thebigbash
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Thinking of sending your little ones to our upcoming March Break youth session 2 happening March 14-16? Maybe you’d like to come volunteer and join the fun too! 😃

We’ve got a great crew lined up for session 1, and just on the hunt for a few parents willing to help lend a hand for our second session to make it a wonderful, rewarding, and safe few days for the kids. Check out the link in our bio for more.
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Send a Gaelic valentine today! ❤️ ...

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Join us for our very first Youth Gaelic Weekend and learn to speak Gaelic. Designed for ages 8 – 17, this weekend promotes an immersive learning environment which is achieved through fun and engaging activity-based learning. The best part about the weekend is that it’s for youth only! The aim is to bring young learners together, foster existing friendships, and help build new ones. Na Gaisgich Òga/The Young Heroes will also be attending the weekend and will make first-time participants feel welcome.

Students will be divided into two age groups, 8 – 13 and 14 – 17.

Ages 8 – 13 will be taught at a beginner level, appropriate for new beginners and those who have some experience with Gaelic. Instructor Stacey MacLean

Ages 14 – 17 will be taught at an intermediate level appropriate for NGÒ Alumni or high school students that have some experience with Gaelic.
Instructor Carmen MacArthur

The deadline to register is Friday, February 23. Act soon! Link in bio.
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We’re excited to announce Màiri Britton will once again lead our immersion courses, An Cùrsa Bogaidh II & III, coming up this May. Find out more at link in bio. ...

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Thanks to the support of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education once again this year, students in the region can apply for coverage of an upcoming March Break session! (student must pay $50 deposit fee upon registration)

Check out our site for the application form. The deadline to apply for this assistance is February 17.

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The dig out has begun! What a wallop we got this weekend here in Nova Scotia! Hoping everyone is doing okay and able to move about soon. Beag air bheag. ☺️ ...

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😍 New for 2024! 😍

Join us for our very first Youth Gaelic Weekend and learn to speak Gaelic!

Designed for ages 8 – 17, this weekend promotes an immersive learning environment which achieved through fun and engaging activity-based learning. The best part about the weekend is that it’s for youth only! The aim is to bring young learners together, foster existing friendships, and help build new ones. Na Gaisgich Òga/The Young Heroes will also be attending the weekend and will make first-time participants feel welcome.

Register today!

Deadline: Friday, February 23

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