After eight days of competitions, performances and festivities, the Royal National Mod said goodbye to this year’s host, Dunoon.
Royal National Mod
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is marked this week’s Royal National Mòd with a celebration of the links between the Gaelic language, heritage and nature.
The largest commercial sponsor says it is “reviewing” its commitment to funding the Royal National Mod in 2019.
A mum-to-be and a children’s television presenter took the top prizes in the Gold Medal competition at this year’s Royal National Mod.
It was a day for the North in the Silver Pendant competition at the Royal National Mod in Dunoon.
This year's Royal National Mod is in full flow in Dunoon, with competitors from across Scotland gathering to celebrate Gaelic literature, music and culture.
The number of men taking part in solo singing competitions is at an all-time low, and steps are being taken by the organisers of the Royal National Mod to increase them.
With the Royal National Mòd now in full swing, we've selected our favourite photos from Scotland's biggest Gaelic cultural festival so far.
For the first time in at least 70 years, primary school education is being taught in Gaelic on a west coast island.
It was a time of gathering and remembering during the opening ceremony of Scotland’s biggest Gaelic cultural festival.
Royal National Mod-goers have one last hurdle today before making it to the event in Dunoon - the closure of the main route in.
Sweeping changes due to revolutionise the number of Gaelic speakers singing at two of its most prestigious competitions have been put on the back burner for a year - to allow choirs to understand and comply with the rules.
Singers, speakers and musicians in Gaeldom will be cramming words and music for The Royal National Mòd in Dunoon that begins one month today.
Argyll and Bute Council have agreed to roll out a Gaelic action plan across the region to promote the region’s heritage.
Mod organisers have revealed the running order for future venues.
One of Scotland’s best known Gaelic campaigners has died.
Another Royal National Mod has come to a close. The world-famous event bade farewell to this year’s home of Lochaber on Saturday after a week of gruelling competitions and performances. Our photographer Sandy McCook was there all week covering the festivities and competitions. Here are his photographs:
They came, they saw, they had a Mod.
A choir based in a small Lochaber village walked away with top prizes at the Mod yesterday afternoon.
The voices in an island choir so impressed the judges at the Mod that they were awarded the prestigious Lorn shield and a host of other prizes.
Rachel Walker from Lochaber and Alasdair MacMhuirich who comes from Islay are still celebrating after striking gold at the Royal National Mod in Lochaber.
A primary school teacher and a football development officer won the prestigious Silver Pendant competition at the Mod yesterday afternoon.
A well-known conductor is hoping to help raise the roof – and retain a prestigious trophy – when he appears at the Mod on Friday.
A young clarsach player found the time for a walk up Ben Nevis the day before her competition.
It’s been a busy time for Alasdair MacMhuirich from Islay as he qualified for the men’s Mod Gold Medal yesterday morning.
A local family were glad they interrupted their holiday in the Lake District to attend the Mod, for young Holly Dodman, one of the youngest clarsach players in the competition, won the Lawrence McDuff cup yesterday.
Here are the Tuesday results from this year's Royal National Mod.
Special tributes are being paid during the Gaelic cultural festival to the man known as the Modfather.
A young songbird from the Isle of Lewis has won the An Comunn Gaidhealach silver medal.
It was double delight for the Smith family at the Mod yesterday as twins Holly and Lucy won the David CB Maitland memorial trophy for singing a duet.
Stories about one of the most popular Scottish characters of all time have now been translated into Gaelic.
Youngsters from Dingwall were celebrating yesterday after winning the top prize in the under-13s folk group competition at the Mod.