Gaelic Awards Finalists

Learner Award

To celebrate an outstanding contribution towards the learning of the Gaelic language.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.


Arts & Culture Award

Sponsored by Creative Scotland

For the most outstanding contribution to Gaelic culture in 2017/18.

  • Catriona Black
  • Ceòl 's Craic
  • Theatre Gu Leòr

Event Award

For the event which best promotes and or supports the Gaelic language within Scotland.

  • Aisling Oidhche Meadhan Samhraidh
  • Ceangal Choluim Chille
  • Nicola McNicol, Gaelic Showcase in South Ayrshire

Community, Heritage & Tourism Award

Sponsored by Highlands & Islands Enterprise

For an individual, group, organisation, community or school that has done most to utilise Gaelic within its community, in highlighting its heritage, or by promoting tourism in 2017/18.

  • Ceòlas Uibhist
  • Kevin Rodgers
  • Comann Eachdraidh na h-Oige Uibhist

Best Contribution Award

Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

For the individual, group or organisation that has contributed significantly towards the growth or development of the Gaelic language.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.


International Award

Sponsored by MG Alba

For the individual, event, group or organisation that best promotes Gaelic outside Scotland.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.


Sport Award

For the best contribution from the Gaelic sporting world, from practitioners, commentators or fans.

  • Calum Ferguson & Donnie Forbes
  • Iomain Cholmcille
  • Spòrs Gàidhlig

Innovation in Education Award

For teachers, support staff, pupils/students, a Local Authority or education group which creates innovative ideas to support the strong delivery of Gaelic education.

  • Christine Macraild
  • Eòghan Stiùbhart
  • Learn Gaelic

Young Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award

Sponsored by Historic Environment Scotland

For the outstanding young Gael (Under 25) who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of the Gaelic language in 2017/18.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.


Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award

Sponsored by Thorntons Investments

To recognise success made by a business, social enterprise or community group in realising the proven value of Gaelic towards Scotland's economy.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.