List of schools providing Gaelic medium education in Scotland

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Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, or Glasgow Gaelic School, is the largest provider of Gaelic medium education in Scotland in terms of pupils

This is a list of schools and institutions providing Scottish Gaelic medium education (GME) by area. For convenience the areas listed are not necessarily council or education authority areas unless otherwise noted. This list includes nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools.

Aberdeen City[edit]

Primary Schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

  • Hazlehead Academy[1]


Argyll and Bute[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Bowmore Primary School, Islay
  • Tiree Primary School, Tiree
  • Salen Primary School, Mull
  • Rockfield Primary School, Oban
  • Strath of Appin Primary School, by Oban
  • Sandbank Primary School, Dunoon[3]

Secondary schools[edit]

  • Tiree Secondary School[4]
  • Tobermory High School, Mull


  • Onthank Primary School — provides nursery and primary Gaelic medium education.[5]


No Gaelic medium education exists in Clackmannanshire at present.[6]

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)[edit]

Gaelic medium education is available in most, if not all schools in the Western Isles.[7]

East Dunbartonshire[edit]

  • Meadowburn Primary School[8]

Edinburgh and East Lothian[edit]


No Gaelic medium education exists in Falkirk at present.[6] Falkirk children attend the GME schools in North Lanarkshire and Stirling in transport provided by Falkirk Council.[11]

Glasgow City[edit]


In the Highland council area there are 21 nurseries, 21 primary schools and 13 secondary schools educating 1294 pupils in Gaelic.[13]

School areas with primaries providing GME[edit]

  • Acharacle, Lochaber
  • Bonar Bridge, Sutherland
  • Broadford, Isle of Skye
  • Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis
  • Craighill, Tain
  • Dingwall, Ross-shire
  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
  • Fort William, Lochaber
  • Gairloch, Wester Ross
  • Glenurquhart
  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
  • Lochcarron
  • Mallaig, Lochaber
  • Millbank, Nairn
  • Newtonmore
  • Plockton
  • Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Sleat, Isle of Skye
  • Staffin, Isle of Skye
  • Mount Pleasant, Thurso, Caithness
  • Tongue, Sutherland
  • Ullapool

Secondary Schools[edit]


  • Whinhill primary school[14]

North Lanarkshire[edit]

Perth & Kinross[edit]

  • Goodlyburn Primary School, Perth. Provides Primary GME.
  • Perth Academy, Perth.
  • Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy. Provides Primary GME.


No Gaelic medium education exists in East Renfrewshire at present.[6]

Scottish Borders[edit]

No Gaelic medium education exists in the Scottish Borders at present.[6]

South Lanarkshire[edit]

Mount Cameron Primary School (with nursery)

Calderglen High School


  • Riverside Primary School,[17] Stirling, provides Primary GME.
  • Wallace High School, Stirling, provides Secondary GME.

West Lothian[edit]

No Gaelic medium education exists in West Lothian at present.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gaelic Education on Aberdeen Council Website
  2. ^ Gaelic Medium Education leaflet from Angus Council
  3. ^ Primary School Registration information on Argyll and Bute Council website.
  4. ^ Tiree High School on Argyll and Bute council.
  5. ^ Gaelic Medium Education - East Ayrshire Council
  6. ^ a b c d e Full report on the Review of Gaelic Medium Early Education and Childcare - Scottish Government
  7. ^ Delivery of GM Education - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  8. ^ Gaelic Information Leaflet - East Dunbartonshire Council
  9. ^ Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce
  10. ^ James Gillespie's High School
  11. ^ Falkirk Council Gaelic Language Plan 2013-2018,
  12. ^ Glasgow Gaelic School (Scottish Gaelic)
  13. ^ Gaelic Medium Education on Highland Council
  14. ^ HMIE Inspection of Highlanders Academy
  15. ^ Gaelic Medium Education - North Lanarkshire Council
  16. ^ Gaelic school enrolment on the up, 16 July 2013
  17. ^ Gaelic Unit - Riverside Primary School