Provincial Mod News

Mull Mod Cancelled

Published: 08 Sep 2021

We are very sorry to have to tell you that we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Mod this weekend!! There are a number of cases of Covid among school pupils, with many pupils and teachers having to isolate. This would have impacted on entries on Friday.

But more importantly, we have to think of the safety and wellbeing of all competitors, adjudicators and volunteer helpers, as well as members of the public who may have attended.

We know you will be as disappointed as we are, especially when some of you would have been travelling here in a couple of days!!

Many thanks for agreeing to come, and we definitely hope to see you next year.

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Edinburgh’s Virtual Provinical Mod

Published: 05 Apr 2021

The Edinburgh Local Mòd will be online in 2021. The syllabus, rules, and entry form are available on and keep an eye on our Facebook page (search for EdinburghMod; a Facebook account is not necessary as ours is a public page).

We have an expanded number of senior competitions this year so there is something for everyone.
All entry forms (and most entries - see syllabus for details) must be emailed to before 11.59pm on 30 April 2021.
Contact with any questions.

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Skye Provincial Mod Online

Published: 15 Jun 2020

​The Isle of Skye Provincial Mod is taking place this week, online.

Please visit their Facebook page for further information and for details on how to get involved.

Best wishes to all who are taking part!

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Edinburgh Provincial Mod 2020 Goes Digital

Published: 23 Apr 2020

​The Edinburgh Provincial Mòd will be running a bit differently this year.

Please have a read of our Digital Local Mòd syllabus and encourage family and friends to enter. There are creative competitions for all ages!

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Meur Loch Abar Mod Club

Published: 11 Mar 2020


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Provincial Mods 2020

Published: 13 Feb 2020

​A list of all the dates for this year’s Provincial Mods can be found via the following link:

Each provincial Mod has its own dedicated page on the website to enable Committees to promote their Mod and to advertise any events taking place and so on. Please click here to access these pages.

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Inverness Provincial Mod 2020

Published: 15 Jan 2020

Mòd Ionadail Inbhir Nis 2020 | Inverness Provincial Mòd 2020

Entries are now open for the 2020 Provincial Mòd in Inverness which takes place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June. Entries will close on Tuesday 31 March at 5.00pm.

This year there will be a few new competitions including the opportunity to submit a Podcast or Vlog! With the Royal National Mòd returning to Inverness this October, it would be great to see as many entries as possible at this year’s Provincial Mòd from folks of all ages!

Every year the Mòd secretaries spend time ensuring that the requirements for the competitions held at the Provincial Mòd match the competitions held at the National Mòd as closely as possible to ensure a smooth transition for competitors.

Please remember that all entries in the junior competitions are based on the competitor’s age on 1 October 2020 in line with the National Mòd rules, and not their age at the time of the Inverness Provincial Mòd in June.

Please also remember that entry fees now apply to all competitions, junior and senior. (N.B. junior competitors entering several solo competitions will be required to pay for a maximum of three.)

Please visit Inverness Provincial Mòd’s website for a copy of their syllabus and entry forms

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Barra Provincial Mòd

Published: 17 Aug 2018

​Provincial Mòd, Isle of Barra, Saturday 21st September 2019

This year marks the staging of the ninth Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mòd, an exciting 1 day event featuring instrumental, piping, oral, vocal and choral competitions. It is a perfect platform for those going forward to compete at the National Mòd in Glasgow the following month.

As you can appreciate, a huge amount of effort and organisation is required to stage this event and so the committee are writing to ask for your support in helping to make this exciting festival of local culture as successful as possible. You can do this by selecting any of the support options below and getting in touch with the Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mòd Committee by 9th September.

Sponsor a Section: £100

With this option your donation will cover the entire cost of running a complete section of competitions in this year’s event. In return, your name will be listed as the competition sponsor for each applicable competition in the event programme.

Sponsor a Competition: £30

With this option your donation will cover the entire cost of running a single competition in this year’s event. In return, your name will be listed as the competition sponsor in the event programme.

Advertise in the Mòd Programme : £25 - £100

Promote your business among all attendees at the Mòd with either a full, half or quarter page advert in this year’s programme.


Anyone making a donation towards the Mòd will have their name listed in the event programme.

Raffle Prize:

We would welcome a prize for our raffle which will be drawn at the Trophy Winners Ceilidh on Saturday night.

Please email the address below for a sponsorship form.

Moran Taing.

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Inverness Provincial Mòd 2019

Published: 16 Jan 2018

Thèid Mòd Ionadail​ Inbhir Nis 2019 a chumail Dihaoine 21mh & Disathairne 22mh den t-Ògmhios.

Gheibh sibh tuilleadh fiosrachadh, foirm iarrtais agus clàr a’ Mhòid bho làrach-lìn Mòd Ionadail Inbhir Nis.

Ceann-latha airson iarrtasan a thilleadh: 31/03/2019

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Inverness Branch

Published: 01 Aug 2017

​Meur Inbhir Nis, along with the newly established Mòd Inbhir Nis 2020 Local Organising Committee, will have a fundraising tombola stall at the Black Isle Show in Muir of Ord on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August.

If you have any bottles you could donate (juice, alcohol, shampoo, shower gel etc) these will be gratefully received.

Please contact the Inverness Provincial Mòd secretary or message the Inverness Provincial Mòd Facebook page to arrange drop off of donations.

Mòran taing!

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Mòd Ionadail Leòdhais 2017

Published: 09 Mar 2017

Please note that Comunn Gàidhealach Leòdhais have changed the dates for this year’s Lewis Provincial Mod. The Mod will now take place between Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June. Comunn Gàidhealach Leòdhais would be grateful if you could distribute the amended dates to all Gaelic / Music teachers, parents etc.

Forms and music pieces for this year’s Mod will be circulated in the coming weeks.

Le gach deagh dhùrachd,

Comataidh Comunn Gàidhealach Leòdhais

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Mod Academy & Mod Competitors Ceilidh

Published: 03 Feb 2017

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Christmas Soup and Pudding- Meur Inbhir Nis

Published: 05 Dec 2016

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Fundraising Ceilidhs Lochaber

Published: 05 Dec 2016

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Valentine Dance in Lochaber!

Published: 12 Jan 2016

​Fundraising dance for Lochaber Mod 2017…

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Success at Uist Mod

Published: 08 Jun 2015

Following another successful Mod held in Sgoil an Iochdair on the 29th and 30th of May with a turnout of well over 300 competitors, the Committee would like to thank all who took part, competitors, teachers and parents. A special thanks goes to those who helped with the organisation, home baking and smooth running of the Prizewinners’ concert.

All adjudicators were delighted by the level of talent among competitors. A fantastic day where gaelic culture and heritage was very much alive . Also to all the adjudicators and chairpersons who took the time to make the event possible.

A special thanks to all staff at Sgoil an Iochdair for their continued support.

We would also like to thank all Councillors for their valued funding.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 27th and 28th of May 2016.

2015 Prizewinners

2015 Trophy Winners

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Inverness Provincial Mod

Published: 21 Apr 2015

Just a quick reminder that entries for the Inverness Provincial Mòd close this Friday, 24 April 2015. All entry forms should be returned to Ross Brindle by this date, along with all translations, own choice music, art work and literature if applicable.

Please note, in the printed syllabus there were errors with the prescribed pieces listed for competitions C53, C54, C55 and C56 (Boys 9 and under 11 Fluent & Learners and Girls 11 and under 13 Fluent & Learners). Please double check that entrants are learning the correct piece as printed in the An Comunn Prescribed booklets. An updated copy of the syllabus is included below.

Inverness Provincial Mod 2015 Syllabus

You will also find a multiple entry form which you may prefer to use for entering groups of children.

Inverness Provincial Mod - Multiple Entry Form



Provincial Mòd Secretary

Meur Inbhir Nis

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Edinburgh Mod This Weekend!

Published: 20 Apr 2015

The Edinburgh Provincial Mod will take place on the 25th May 2019 at Bunsgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington, Edinburgh.

Visit their website or their Facebook page for up to date information.

Best wishes to everyone taking part with this year’s Provincial Mod!

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​Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mod 2015

Published: 14 Apr 2015

​Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mod 2015

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Uist Ceilidh

Published: 09 Mar 2015

Uist Provincial Mod Ceilidh…

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Provincial Mods 2014

Published: 07 Jan 2014

Many of you will have already begun preparations for your 2014 Provincial Mods.

If you have any fundraising events, an AGM or any committee meetings coming up, feel free to get in touch with details and we will display the information on here and in our newsletter and Facebook page.

Send any details to:

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SW Ross Mod Competitions

Published: 18 Sep 2013

Please note that the usual competitions will not take place at this year’s SW Ross Provincial Mod. Only piping competitions will take place this year.

For further information please contact:

Barbara Smith


Mòd Ionadail Rois an Iar Dheis

Phone. 01599 534947

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Uist Night

Published: 22 May 2013

An Comunn Gàidhealach

Meur Inbhir Nis

Uist Night

Uist Accordions

Uist Dancing Club

Uist Singers and pipers

Saturday 15th June 2013


Green Drive Hall, Inverness

Finger Buffet … Tea/Coffee/…..Raffle Prizes

Admission: £10 ………. Bring Your own Bottle

Ticket bookings
available from:




“All proceeds go towards the running of the
Inverness Local Mod in June 2013 and The Royal National Mod in 2014”

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Wick Provincial Mod

Published: 23 May 2012

The Caithness and Sutherland Provincial Mòd takes place in Wick on Saturday 2nd June and preparations are nearly complete for hosting several hundred visitors coming back to the county less than two years after the successful national event held in the county in October 2010.>

Visitors to the county will come from all over the North Highlands and beyond with competitions in a number of musical disciplines.The main competition venue for the “Mini-Mòd” will be the Assembly Rooms where the climax of the festival will be the Gala Concert and Ceilidh Dance in the evening hosted by MG Alba Marketing Manager, Murdo Morrison with guest artiste and National Mòd Medallist, Alasdair Whyte from the Isle of Mull.

Visiting the county over the weekend will be one of Scotland’s top Gaelic culture bands, returning after their successful performance at the National Mòd Fringe in 2010 – The Iain Angus MacLeod Band.

The programme detailing competitions will be available this week and will be in local shops and public buildings or by contacting one of the local An Comunn branch committee members.

The festival will have instrumental, group, solo and choral competitions taking place, starting at 9am in the Assembly Rooms where the Mod office will be located. One of the highlights of the Provincial Mod will be the choral competitions with the county hosting a number of choirs for the day – these competitions will be held in the main hall at the Assembly Rooms starting at 1.30pm.

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Aberfeldy Mod

Published: 17 May 2012


Aberfeldy Mod, Scotland’s greatest regional Gaelic festival, is once again set to descend on the Highland Perthshire town on 8th and 9th June 2012. Organisers of this year’s Mod are now calling on individuals and groups wishing to enter into the wide variety competitions to do so by Monday 21st May.

Now it its 89th year, the Aberfeldy Mod is a celebration in competitions of Gaelic culture and music. Participants range in age from 5 to 95 and come from all over Scotland and beyond to take part. This year, the committee have launch a new website,, to help people find out about the event.

Much work has gone on in local schools throughout the region to prepare participants for the events, with the children’s competitions being held on the Friday. As well as traditional competitions such as junior choirs, solo signing and storytelling there other events in areas such as poster design and best radio or video programme. Children can also enter instrumental competitions in piano and clàrsach amongst others, playing their own choice of melody of a Gaelic song.

Saturday sees the adults join the competitions with many events throughout the day. Piping, fiddle, accordion and choir competitions are just some of the events taking place.

Spectators are welcome to attend many of the events. Information on venues can be found by visiting the Mod Office which is open in Aberfeldy Town Hall of Friday and Breadalbane Community Campus on Saturday.

There will also be a cèilidh dinner held on Saturday evening to top the weekend off.

Mod Convener, Mary Stewart said “The Aberfeldy Mod, which is delivered by the Perthshire and Angus branch of An Comunn Gàidhealach, is a fantastic opportunity for people who enjoy taking part in Gaelic events to come together. It’s a real chance to celebrate the rich Gaelic heritage of the area and share the experience with a wide age group of people. It’s also a good opportunity to get a good practice run at the Royal National Mod which will be held in Dunoon in October this year”

The Mod committee are now calling on anyone with an interest in taking part to submit entry forms by Monday 21st May. Information on the Mod, competitions and how to get involved can be found at

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SW Ross Cancelled

Published: 29 Aug 2011


This year’s Provincial Mod has unfortunately been cancelled due to extensive building works at Plockton High School.

Contact Details:

Mrs Barbara Smith

Sgurr Uran

Church Road

Kyle of Lochalsh

IV40 8DD

Tel: 01599 534947

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Barra Provincial Mod

Published: 03 Aug 2011

An Comunn Gàidhealach is delighted to announce that preparation is well underway for the staging of the first Barra & Vatersay Provincial Mòd since the 1930’s! The event will take place on September 30th and October 1st 2011. Instrumental competitions including fiddle, accordion, clarsach and instrumental groups will take place on the Friday evening with Piping, Oral, Vocal and Choral events on the Saturday.

With the Royal National Mòd taking place in the Western Isles in October this year, it is very appropriate that the re-emergence of Mòd Iondail Bharraigh is Bhatasaigh will precede that. It is a perfect platform for those going forward to compete at the National Mòd.

Provincial Mòd Liaison officer, Riona Whyte, has visited the island on several occasions and during her most recent visit called at local schools and held an after school workshop to encourage participation in the Mòd.

The syllabus and entry is now available on the An Comunn Gàidhealach website where there is a specific page for Mòd Ionadail Bharraigh is Bhatarsaigh

The committee has been working hard to secure adjudicators, venues and sponsorship for this event but are still looking for more people to help with chairing, stewarding or even making the tea! For further details or if you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Jane MacNeil on

The re-establishment of Mòd Iondail Uibhist is also well underway and the hard working committee are organising their event to take place in March 2012. For details of Mòd Iondail Uibhist please contact Fiona MacAulay on

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Inverness Mod Results

Published: 27 Jun 2011

The Inverness Provincial Mod took place on the 17th and 18th of June 2011

Please click here to view the results.

Contact Details:

Jean Mackay

26 Trentham Court




Tel: 07751 777249


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