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The National Mod and Local Mods
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An Comunn Gaidhealach runs the national Mod and branches of An Comunn around Scotland run the local mods. An Comunn is based at
109 Sraid na h-Eaglais, Inbhir Nis, IV1 1EY
109 Church St, Inverness, IV1 1EY. Tel: 01463 231226
An Comunn don't seem to have their own specific site, but can be reached
through The Mod site:
The Mods are a series of Gaelic competitions involving singing, poetry,
drama, music etc. Similar to the Eisteddfod in Wales - see
The Royal National Mod is held in Mid-October each year during the end of
term break. Forthcoming venues for the National Mod are:
2000 (Dunoon); 2001 (Stornoway); 2002 (not allocated yet);
2003 (Oban - 100th Mod).
The National Mod runs from a Friday to the Saturday morning of
the following week (the competitions end on the final Friday)
Besides the official Mod programme, there is also a lively Mod fringe.
There are also local Mods. Here's a list of them:
Caithness/Sutherland; Dalriada (Lochgilphead area); Easter Ross; East Kilbride; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Harris; Inverness; Islay; Kyle; Lewis; Lochaber; Oban; Mull; Perthshire/Angus; Skye; Stirling; Uist; Wester Ross. Local Mods generally run over a weekend.
Contact details for the local mods are available off the site at
There is also a Mod in Vancouver held on even years.
Calum MacDonald (no connection with the person in Runrig) is the Mod
officer with An Comunn Gaidhealach.
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