Perth is to host the Royal National Mòd in 2021, the council welcomes the move.
Councillor Murray Lyle, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “I’m delighted to learn the Royal National Mòd will return to Perth in 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring Gaelic to the forefront and showcase our area’s Gaelic culture and heritage. We are tremendously excited and inspired by the opportunity to host one of Scotland’s most iconic events, at a time when we are investing in culture by supporting venues such as Perth Theatre and innovative performance spaces such as the former St Paul’s Church. Perth and Kinross has a great record of delivering world-class events, and this premier festival of Gaelic culture will bring a real ‘buzz’ to the city and a welcome boost to the local economy.”
The Council and key partners have an excellent track record in managing and supporting major events, most recently in 2014 when Perth and Kinross was the centre of the world stage hosting The Ryder Cup, and the area will be a host to the European Sports Championships golf tournament in 2018 and golf’s Solheim Cup in 2019.
Caroline Anderson of the Gaelic Society of Perth added: “The Gaelic Society of Perth have been working hard throughout the area to promote Gaelic and we are delighted to see the National Mod returning to Perth after a long gap. We look forward to working with Perth & Kinross Council to produce a very enjoyable and successful Mod.”