Mòd Phàislig 2023

Friday 13 - Saturday 21 October, 2023

Mòd Phàislig 2023 will be a fantastic celebration of Gaelic language and culture.

The festival will run from 13 – 21 October 2023 and feature a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic song, poetry, literature, drama, instrumental, Highland dancing and sport.

Over 2,000 participants from across the world are expected to take part in a total of 200 competitions.

We will also have a very exciting fringe programme of events.

Look out for more details early in 2023!


Bidh Mòd Phàislig 2023 na shàr chomharrachadh air cànan is cultar na Gàidhlig. 

Bidh am Mòd a’ ruith eadar 13 – 21 Dàmhair 2023 le raon fharpaisean a’ gabhail a-steach òrain Ghàidhlig, bàrdachd, litreachas, dràma, ceòl, dannsa Gàidhealach agus spòrs. 

Thathas an dùil gun gabh còrr is 2,000 com-pàirtiche bho air feadh an t-saoghail pàirt ann an 200 farpais uile gu lèir. 

Bidh prògram de thachartasan air leth inntinneach againn air iomall a’ Mhòid cuideachd. 

Cumaibh sùil a-mach airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh feadh 2023! 



About the Mòd

This will be the second time Paisley has hosted the Mòd, the last time being 2013. At the time 2013 was one of the best attended years in the event’s history.

The Royal National Mòd is organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Highland Association), which was founded in Oban in 1891. Famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage, it is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival. The Royal National Mòd provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines.

The support of organisations such as Caledonian MacBrayne, The Royal Mail Group and BBC Scotland has helped to cement the Royal National Mòd as Scotland’s main Gaelic cultural festival.

The international dimension of the Royal National Mòd continues to grow with the support of EventScotland. The leading Gaelic language promotion and development organisations in Scotland all offer considerable support, including, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Comunn na Gàidhlig, the Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, HIE and the MG Alba.

The main venue will be Paisley Town Hall, currently being transformed as part of a wider investment by Renfrewshire Council in the town’s cultural venues.

Pre-Mòd Events

Coming to Paisley for the Mòd?