An Gàidheal Ùr

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An Gàidheal Ùr
Type Monthly newspaper
Format Compact
Editor Murchadh MacLeòid
Founded 1998
Ceased publication 2009

Taigh a' Mhorair Leverhulme, Ceàrnag Phearsabhail, Stornoway

Lewis HS1 2DD
Website An Gàidheal Ùr

An Gàidheal Ùr' was a 12-page monthly newspaper published in Scottish Gaelic. The name means New Gael in a play on an older magazine publication called An Gàidheal. People usually received the paper as a supplement in the West Highland Free Press or by subscription. It ceased publication in 2009 after funding and advertising from Bòrd na Gàidhlig ended.[1]


It generally carried Scottish Gaelic or Highland related content such as stories about new developments of the language, crofting, ferry services, media stories, cultural events and sport.

It also had various opinion columns and regularly carried job advertisements of Gaelic related jobs.

Writing for the paper, Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul was awarded Gaelic journalist of the year at the 2007 Scottish Press Awards.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bord blamed for the demise of An Gaidheal Ur". Stornoway Gazette. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Record is Scottish newspaper of the year". Press Gazette. 20 April 2007. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.