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Article published 30/06/2022

The Royal National Mòd returns to Perth in October this year

In this article we've pulled together some useful information for businesses in Perth & Kinross about The Royal National Mòd (known as The Mòd), an eight-day festival celebrating Gaelic language and culture, which returns to Perth from the 14 – 22 October 2022.

What is The Mòd?

Organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach, this eight-day festival celebrating Gaelic language and culture is held annually in a different Scottish town or city bringing up to 7,500 visitors to the host area and over £1 million to the local economy.

There are over 200 competitions throughout the event ranging from traditional instruments like accordion, fiddle and piping, to solo Gaelic singing, storytelling, poetry, sport and choir competitions. The first half of the week is dedicated to children’s competitions, while the second half is for adults. It draws in fluent and learner Gaelic speakers alike, with a host of other interested attendees. In addition to the competitive events there will be a large fringe programme.

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Perth & Kinross Council are working in collaboration with The Gaelic Society of Perth, Horsecross Arts, Culture Perth & Kinross and Live Active Leisure to host the Royal National Mòd in Perth.

Keep up-to-date with Mòd news

  • Mòd website

    Keep up-to-date with more information about the festival as it becomes available on The Mòd website.

  • Social media

    You can follow and connect with The Mòd on social media via FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  

  • Perthshire online

    You can also visit the Gaelic Perthshire webpage Mòd Pheairt 2022.

How can my business get involved?

Here are just a few examples of how you might want to utilise the resources to offer your visitors an immersive and transformative experience:

Providing information on Gaelic events (Celtic Connections, Fèisean etc), celebrations (such as Halloween or Beltane) or attractions in your area

Teaching your staff basic Gaelic phrases to offer visitors a taste of the language and giving visitors some key phrases they can use when visiting

Translating local Gaelic place names to give visitors a better understanding of the language and landscape

Using Gaelic music, folklore, art or poetry in your business or marketing materials

Offering some online learning classes if you have a staff member who knows some basics

Translating some of your traditional Scottish menu items into Gaelic

Providing background to the Gaelic roots of Scottish icons, such as whisky or the bagpipes

Using bilingual signs, room names or job titles in your organisation

Everything you need to know in this handy FAQ

New to Gaelic but want to find out more?

Take a little look at our short video Scottish Gaelic: explained.. it's a nice introduction to get you started.

Scottish Gaelic: Explained

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