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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) See
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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