Homecoming for Royal National Mòd
The Royal National Mòd
The Mòd holds a special place in Oban and Scottish culture so we are fully behind Argyll & Bute Council's proposal for Oban to become the host town of the Mòd in 2023.
Founded in Oban back in 1891, the Mòd is the main festival of Scottish Gaelic literature, song, arts and culture. Organisers, An Comunn Gàidhealach are taking the next four Mòds to Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Paisley, so hopefully our councillors can agree to provide £120,000 from council funds to support a homecoming for the festival.
Oban last hosted the Royal National Mod in 2015, so bringing the event back to Oban would ensure the sustainability of the Gaelic language, extensive media coverage and generate significant social and economic benefits.
Photo Credit: Sandy McCook