Gaelic Drama Summer School 2023

Sgoil-shamhraidh Dràma 2023 (Gaelic Drama Summer School)
3 – 14 July 2023
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The residential School will take place in Portree between the 3rd and 14th of July* and is open to secondary school aged Gaelic speakers.

Any applicants from Skye that would prefer to stay at home and travel back and forth to the School during the week are welcome to do so.

It costs £150, with support available to low-income families through the Simon Mackenzie Trust (Urras Shìm MhicCoinnich).  As places are limited please apply as soon as possible using the online application form here.

Draft Timetable
Draft Timetable – Gaelic Drama Summer School 2022

For more information contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer, Angus Macleod – angus@feisean.scot or 01463 225 559.

The following promotional video about the School was filmed in Portree in 2017.




The Gaelic Drama Summer School 2022 is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.


SSD Archive

Staged performances at the Gaelic Drama Summer School

A video recording of the SSD 2018 performance of Call na h-Iolaire (The Iolaire Tragedy) at Kilmuir Hall on Friday 13th July.


Official photos taken of the SSD 2015 performance of DNA by Dennis Kelly at Àros on Thursday 16th July 2015.

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SSD2014 aig Àros
An Ite Gheal (The White Feather) produced during SSD2014 was performed at Àros on Thursday 17th July 2014.

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 here: Sgoil Shamhraidh Dràma Shorts

An Dealbh-chluich (The Play) by SSD2019




Seonaidh Dubh le SSD2017




Faigh Wi-Fi! le SSD2016




Faigh Wi-Fi! by SSD2016’s for FilmG2017 short film competition won the award for Best Film in the youth category.

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

Gaol an t-Samhraidh by SSD2015




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