Useful links for Gaelic learners / speakers – let us know of any others you find, and if any links don’t work. 

Useful ‘one stop shop’ for learners:


Online dictionaries

Am Faclair Beag

LearnGaelic dictionary:

Stòr-Data Briathrachais Gàidhlig


Colin Mark at Googlebooks

SMO dictionary list

Schools, colleges, courses etc

CLÌ website has international and local courses list:

Sabhal Mòr Òstaig (SMO), Skye, Scotland + distance

The Atlantic Gaelic Academy, Nova Scotia + distance

The Gaelic College, Cape Breton

St Frances Xavier Uni. Celtic Dept.

Gaelic Centre Bonn, Germany


Order books from:

Comhairle nan Leabhraichean/ Gaelic Books Council

Clì shop


Grammar, language


Beag air Bheag grammar


Gaelic Orthographic Conventions (GOC)

‘Tip of the week’ from Colin Mark, archive


BBC Foghlam – various free ‘Learn Gaelic’ resources

Beag air Bheag – beginners’ course

An Litir Bheag / Litir do Luchd-Ionnsachaidh – read + listen podcasts


Radio / TV streaming / podcasts / video

Radio nan Gàidheal

BBC Alba (outside UK only some programmes available)

Cainnt mo Mhàthar

Island Voices – Guthan nan Eilean

Gaelcast (archive)

One-minute Gaelic


Online newspapers etc

BBC Naidheachdan

Caledonian Mercury

The Scotsman

The Inverness Courier – Am Peursa

The Sun (via

The Press & Journal

The Ross-shire Journal (archive)

Mac-Talla – historical Nova Scotia Gaelic newspaper (archive)


Gaelic organisations

An Comunn Gàidhlealach

An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganaich

Commun Gàidhlig Astràilia

Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia


Bòrd na Gàidhlig

GnaG (Comunn na Gàidhlig)


Gaelic forums, social networking

Fòram na Gàidhlig

Abair Thusa

Facebook – various groups, e.g.

Iomairtean Gàidhlig

Gàidhlig a-mhàin!

Gàidhlig na h-Alba!/group.php?gid=2216292068&ref=ts


Twitter (pool for Gaelic tweets)

German Gaelic forum


 Gaelic or bilingual websites (culture, history, blogs) 

Am Baile

Tobar an Dualchais

Celtic Heart (Cape Breton)

Scottish Voice (Montreal)

Highland Village (Cape Breton)

TogBlog – new (2010) online consolidation site for all Gaelic blogs

Tìr nam Blog – a pool of assorted individual Gaelic blogs

Uicipeid – the Gaelic Wikipedia:


Personal names / placenames / maps

Gaelic map: Tìr Chaluim Chille

Gaelic placenames of Scotland

Gaelic surnames

Gaelic surnames + pronunciation

Gaelic first names


Music – listen + lyrics

Celtic lyrics corner

Runrig Gaelic lyrics

(songs on YouTube, Spotify etc)

Aig Cridhe ar Ciùil

Bliadhna nan Òran

Mary Jane Lamond