Gaelic is the native language of the island. Pre-school and primary education is available here through Gaelic, as are some subjects in Portree High School. Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, is located in south Skye
We have monthly Gaelic services and incorporate Gaelic in our weekly services. Many in the congregation are native Gaelic speakers. The Church of Scotland is currently seeking to boost the use of Gaelic in worship, and our congregation is at the forefront of that, aiming to providing useful resource materials and support.
In December 2014 a group in our church published ‘Seinneamaid Còmhla’, (Let’s Sing Praise Together), a new Gaelic hymnbook is and we hope that it becomes the first of many projects to promote Gaelic worship in church and society. For more information or to order a copy, click here