In 1990-91 the then Strathclyde Regional Council held a Conference in Stonefield Castle hotel in Tarbert, Loch Fyne to which they invited interested persons from all parts of Argyll to discuss the establishment of Gaelic Partnerships. Shortly afterwards, meetings were held in each area to assess the feasibility of such a venture. Our meeting, which was held in the Salen School Hall, was attended by about 40 people; from that meeting, the Mull and Iona Gaelic Partnership was formed. Partnerships were also established in Kintyre, Cowal, Bute, Islay, Jura & Colonsay, Mid Argyll, Tiree & Coll, and Lorn.
The main aim of the Partnerships is to raise the profile of the Gaelic language and culture in their respective areas. Funding is received from the Council of around £1000 to £1500 per year.

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Read about specific projects organised by the Partnership. A recent project was the creation of a Gaelic language CD, “Gaelic Now”.


Coming soon - streamed audio and podcasts in both English and Gaelic. If you want to contribute then please contact us.


We are currently developing a Video Magazine in Gaelic. Watch this space for developments.

We are a membership organisation, with close to 100 members, who support our aims and priorities. The Partnership is a registered charity (SCO23080) and a Company Limited by Guarantee in Scotland (Registration Number 280109). We welcome new members at any time.