What we seek
Tha sinne ag iarraidh àite dha na Gàidheil ann an Inbhir Nis!
We aspire for a Gaelic Cultural centre in Inverness!
Àite freagarrach airson ar Cànan is ar Cultar a thoirt Còmhla
Dè th’ ann an Cultarlann? Cultarlann… what is it?
Cultarlann Inbhir Nis is our vision for a gathering place for everyone with a passion for or an interest in the Gaelic language and culture to come together for entertainment, chat, learning and friendship to celebrate and strengthen Gaelic, its culture and traditions in a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere.
Who are we?
Cultarlann Inbhir Nis, a limited company with charitable status, established in 2020 with the aim of creating a Gaelic Cultural Centre in Inverness. A Feasibility Study commissioned by Alba Heritage Trust and conducted by the Impact Hub in 2018, concluded that there was overwhelming support for such a Centre. Here, locals, Gaelic speakers, learners, visitors and all those with an interest in the language and culture, could meet socially, use the language in a wide variety of activities, enjoy authentic Highland cultural events, attend language classes, strengthen connections and build a collective Gaelic community.
Board of Directors include Alasdair Forbes, Gwen Bowie, Alan MacBeth, Emily MacDonald, David Boag, Murdo Campbell, Mike Danson and Margaret Mulholland. Bòrd na Gàidhlig funds a Project Officer, Ms Susanne MacDonald, and a Social Media Administrator.
News November 2023
The Board of Cultarlann Inbhir Nis are delighted to share the news that a bid to purchase the East Church on Academy Street, Inverness has been successful. We feel privileged to become the owners of this B-listed historic building.
The campaign to date has been backed by a range of funders namely Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Inverness Common Good Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund and Enterprise Scotland. Their support clearly demonstrates the valuable social and economic contribution that Gaelic language and culture can make to Inverness and the Highlands.
In addition, we are extremely grateful to the 600 people who showed their support and belief in the project by contributing so generously to the two Crowdfunders. A huge thank you to each and every one of you.
A Cultarlann example
Please read about a successful Cultarlann in Ireland …
Let’s keep in touch.
Ma tha ùidh agad a bhith nad bhall brùth air an fhoirm gu h-ìosal airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh.
Àite far an cluinn sinn Cànan na Gàidheil!
Let us build up a new Highlands
With brain, sweat of cheek and by hand
Highlands of which we can be proud
An exalted noble place for language and music
With life-giving food for spirit and body
Always available on your table
Suas togamaid Gàidhealtachd nuadh
Le eanchainn, braon-gruaidh agus dòirn,
Gàidhealtachd às ‘n dèanar uaill,
Àit’ àrd, uasal aig cànan is ceòl
S biadh beathail aig spiorad is brù
Ri fhaotainn a ghnàth air do bhòrd.