Iasad Rann: A Borrowing of Verses – SGTS volume 25 just published

Iasad Rann A Borrowing of Verses. Original Gaelic poems and translations by John Maclean edited by Professors William Gillies and Donald E. Meek

John Maclean (1909−70), brother of the well-known Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean, was a member of the distinguished Maclean family from Oscaig, Raasay. Educated at Portree Secondary School and the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, he was one of the most distinguished Classical scholars to have come out of the Highlands. He began his teaching career in 1937 in Edinburgh, moving to Inverness in 1942, and taking up an appointment as an Inspector of Schools in 1944, before becoming Rector of Oban High School in 1950 and retiring in 1966. He is still remembered with great affection by his former pupils, two of whom have had the privilege of editing this book and providing introductory essays explaining his background, achievements and techniques.

Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc – the SGTS annual volume (2017) out now!

The long-awaited Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc: the nineteenth-century Gaelic prose dialogue was published at the turn of the year and is now available to buy.

Drawing on many years of research, Dr Sheila Kidd of Glasgow University has expertly edited 35 examples of the còmhradh drawn from Scottish, Canadian and Australian journals and dealing with a fascinating variety of topics. A scholarly introduction also sets the còmhradh in its historical and literary contexts.

The volume will be launched on

Tuesday 31 January 2017,

at 17.30,

in Glasgow University (Ceiltis is Gàidhlig)

3 University Gardens, Glasgow G12.

All welcome!

 Get the book here: http://gaelicbooks.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1294

Inaugural SGTS Canna Lecture

The first of a new series of SGTS-sponsored annual lectures was delivered by Professor Emeritus Donald E. Meek on Monday 17 October 2016, in St George’s Tron Church, Buchanan St, Glasgow, on the theme:

‘Dugald Buchanan (1716‒1768): man, myth and scholarly circle.’

Prof. Meek edited the SGTS annual volume 2016: Laoidhean spioradail Dhùghaill Bhochanain: Deasachadh ùr is ath-sgrùdadh air beatha is saothair a’ bhàird.


9 September 2016: McLagan Conference



The SGTS co-sponsored a conference at Glasgow University on the famous McLagan  collection (G.U. Library MS Gen 1042):

“The Rev. James McLagan (1728‒1805) and his manuscripts   |   An t-Urr. Seumas MacLathagain (1728‒1805) agus a làmh-sgrìobhainnean”