New Bursary Announced!

Isle of Skye: Bob Currie, President of the Clan Currie Society visited the College of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig earlier this month to launch the Clan Currie Bursary (Duais Clann MhicMhuirich), a new annual award of $800 (U.S.), which will be given to students of the Gaelic college who undertake research on the literature, poetry and history of Clan Currie.

“The Clan Currie Society is delighted to be establishing Duais Clann MhicMhuirich with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, to support students who are specialising in the study of the MacMhuirichs and Gaelic poetry, literature and history,” said Currie, who travelled to the Isle of Skye from the United States.

“While much has been written of this great bardic dynasty, it’s now recognized that much more remains to be revealed and interpreted through modern scholarship…The Clan Currie Society takes great pride in supporting this research.”

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was established in 1973 and is the only college of its kind offering further and higher education opportunities through the medium of Scottish Gaelic. It has become internationally recognized as a National Centre for Gaelic language and culture. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is also an academic partner within the University of the Highlands and Islands.