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The 2019 Royal National Mòd returns to Glasgow from October 11-19, with the piping competitions taking place on October 12 in the city’s Royal Concert Hall.

Entries can be submitted online at: https://enter.ancomunn.co.uk/. Details about the competitions can be found by downloading the syllabus at: http://www.ancomunn.co.uk/nationalmod/rules

The deadline for entries is Friday, July 12. Any late or incomplete entries submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Last year’s event, held in Dunoon, saw Gordon McCready take first in all the senior events and Bobby Allen most of the junior events.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander welcomes this year's Royal National Mòd to Glasgow.
Lord Provost Eva Bolander welcomes this year’s Royal National Mòd to Glasgow.

This will be the first time the premier festival of all things Gaelic has been held in the city for 29 years when the 1990 event was held on the south side of the city at Govan.

Eva Bolander, Glasgow’s Lord Provost, said: “This great city, a UNESCO City of Music, is home to more Gaelic speakers than any other part of Scotland outside the Highlands and Islands. So it’s a natural host for this unique event. We also have some experience – for this will be the 13th time it’s been held here.

“I’m delighted to lend my support to the Glasgow Local Organising Committee. Glasgow is a great advocate of the Gaelic language and immensely proud to give its backing to this fantastic event.”

The Royal National Mòd is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach, founded in Oban in 1891 as a vehicle for the preservation and development of the Gaelic language.