Gaelic Drama Summer School 2024

The next Gaelic Drama Summer School will take place in Portree at the beginning of the Highland Council’s summer holidays in July 2024 and will be open to secondary school aged Gaelic speakers.

The dates, draft timetable and online registration form for the School will be published here shortly but for more information in the meantime contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer, Angus Macleod – or 01463 225 559.

Team SSD2023 ready for the wrap party after a fun day working on their short films.

The Gaelic Drama Summer School 2023 is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.

SSD Archive

Staged performances at the Gaelic Drama Summer School

At the end of the summer school, participants have the opportunity to perform the drama pieces they have devised at a public performance. You can find recordings of stage performances prior to 2018 on FèisTV’s YouTube channel.

SSD 2018 perform Call na h-Iolaire (The Iolaire Tragedy) at Kilmuir Hall on Friday 13th July.

Short Films produced at the Gaelic Drama Summer School

In addition to a stage performance, participants also get the opportunity to develop and produce a short Gaelic film for FilmGMG ALBA’s Gaelic short film competition.  An archive of the short films submitted to the FilmG competition is available below.

A selfie taken by MSP John Swinney, Deputy Prime Minister of Scotland with the winning SSD2016 participants at the FilmG 2017 Awards Ceremony.
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