Dè tha dol? / What’s On?

Cròileagan / Gaelic Playgroups

Gaelic playgroups, or Croileagan, are a good way for like-minded parents/carers to meet and for children to be immersed in another language before entering Primary School.

These playgroups are open two sessions a week during term time and are free of charge.

Sessions include a mixture of free-play, activities, games, arts & crafts, songs and stories delivered in simple Gaelic.

You don't need to have any prior knowledge of Gaelic to attend.

  • Cròileagan Pheairt (Perth Gaelic Playgroup) meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 12pm at The Garden Room, Tayside Christian Fellowship, Paradise Place, Perth

Visit their Facebook page

  • Cròileagan Obar Pheallaidh/ Aberfeldy Gaelic Playgroup meets on Wednesdays & Fridays 9 am - 11 am at Breadalbane Community Campus, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy

Visit their Facebook page

PLEASE NOTE: these group opening hours are limited at present due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Gaelic Bookbug

Did you know Bookbug Speaks Gaelic too? 

Gaelic Bookbug sessions are a great introduction to the language and culture through songs, rhymes and stories.  You can also request a Gaelic Bookbug pack for your child through your local library. 

Gaelic Bookbug takes place at AK Bell Library on the first Wednesday of the month at 11am. 



Abair Thusa

Abair Thusa is a Gaelic Conversation group for adults open to learners and fluent speakers. This is a chance to come along and practice your Gaelic conversational skills and meet with other speakers.

They meet on Wednesdays at AK Bell Library from 2pm – 4pm. 

Gaelic Society of Perth

The Gaelic Society of Perth run a monthly traditional Cèilidh at St Matthew’s Church. This is a great opportunity to hear Gaelic song, story, poetry and traditional music.

The Gaelic Society of Perth established in 1880 and have promoted Gaelic language and culture over the past three centuries.




Perthshire & Angus Provincial Mòd : 10th & 11th June 2022

In addition to hosting the National Mòd Perthshire has its own provincial Mòd.

The Perthshire & Angus Provincial Mòd takes place in Aberfeldy every June and began in 1923. 

This is a two day event featuring competitions in Gaelic song, traditional music, poetry, literature, spoken word and evening entertainment. 


Gàidhlig Aig Am Birks

The Birks Cinema runs a monthly Gaelic Café offering the chance to learn and practice the language by mixing with speakers of all ages. 

This takes place on the first Saturday of the months from 10am – 12pm.

The Birks also run storytelling workshops, literature events, film screenings and more! Check our their website for further information


Fèis Thatha 

A Fèis is an opportunity for individuals to come together to develop skills in the Gaelic arts – song, dance, drama, and traditional music on a wide range of instruments. Tuition is accessible and fun, but professional and effective.

Fèis Thatha celebrates Gaelic language and culture in Highland Perthshire with a weekend event taking place in September. 





The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir

The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir is a partnership project between Comann nam Pàrant Obar Pheallaidh, Fèis Thatha, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Perth & Kinross Council. It celebrates Gaelic language and culture through a series of workshops, concerts, socials and events for all ages. 

The Tay’s Gaelic Memoir showcases folklore, stories, songs and music. Whether you’re a Gaelic speaker, a Gaelic learner or a newcomer to Gaelic, there will be an event to suit you. 

Next dates: July 3rd, August 28th & September 18th @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s outdoor amphitheatre.