This bursary program is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Gaelic Affairs. Now in its third year, the program supports Nova Scotians attending language training in Scotland with travel, meal and accomodation costs or distance learning costs.
“The program provides further opportunity and motivation for Nova Scotians to acquire Gaelic language and cultural skills through international travel and study or distance learning,” said Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey. “The province appreciates the Scottish Government’s support and is pleased to help promote this program through Gaelic Affairs and its community partners.”
Recipients will enroll in Gaelic-language study at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, a national centre for Gaelic language and culture on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and attend formal classes. Recipients may also enroll in a distance learning course.
“This scheme stands as one of the many strong links between Scotland and Nova Scotia,” Dr. Alasdair Allan, Minister for Scotland’s Languages, The Scottish Government. “I encourage Nova Scotians to apply and to contribute to strengthening both Gaelic language and the links between both our communities.”
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and permanent residents of Nova Scotia to qualify for the bursary. The deadline for applications is Feb. 20.
Please see attached information on the Gaelic Bursary established thanks to support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the Scottish Government.
Please receive attached criteria for submitting applications as well.
To obtain further information you may e-mail Lewis.MacKinnon@novascotia.ca or call 902-424-4298.
A Division of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Government of Nova Scotia