Donald William Morrison, Chief Executive
Donald has responsibility for all Storlann's operations in his role as Chief Executive and Director of the Limited Company.
Donald has over 30 years of experience of development work in the arts, education and language sectors.
He originally comes from Ness in Lewis, and had been working for Bòrd na Gàidhlig for eight years, latterly overseeing the development of the Gaelic language plans of public bodies.
Donald John MacRitchie, Head of Projects
Donald John produces a number of primary school projects including phonic resources, GLPS (Gaelic Learners in the Primary School) and multi-media resources for white boards such as Taigh Lachaidh (Lachie's House) and Kar2ouche.
Donald John came to Stòrlann from BBC Craoladh nan Gàidheal in Glasgow where he worked on children's programmes.
Following re-structuring of the company, Donald John was appointed as Head of Projects. This newly created post has an overview of all the projects in the annual program and, alongside the Head of Development Services, assists the CEO and deputises when required.
Kristy Smith, Project Administrator and Designer
Kristy is project administrator and also assists in the office doing a variety of tasks. As a qualified designer she also participates in the design, layout and production of resources. She previously worked for Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and Loganair.
Chrissie MacRae, ‘An Seotal’
Chrissie co-ordinates development work on the An Seotal website as well as dealing with suggestions and enquiries related to terminology which are submitted as part of the project. Chrissie has been involved in language development for many years and she came to Stòrlann from Bòrd na Gàidhlig where she was a language planning officer.
Morag Maclean, Translator
Morag undertakes the translation of print and other resources on Stòrlann's publication programme. One of the agency's primary aims is to support learners through the use of both rich and comprehensible language and Morag is committed to monitoring style and level in our resources. Before joining the Stòrlann team, Morag worked for many years on a self-employed basis as a translator and she was also involved in the delivery of the GLPS initiative in the Western Isles on behalf of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Jayne MacAskill, Development Officer (Primary Resources, Gaelic Education)
Jayne came to Stòrlann from Lionel School where she was teaching head of the primary department. She brings with her a knowledge of delivering Curriculum for Excellence through the medium of Gaelic.
Sarah MacEachen, Project Officer
Sarah runs the www.gaelic4parents.com project and she welcomes any suggestions or enquiries related to the site. With regard to school projects, Sarah deals with resources for spelling, maths and early years as well as primay school fiction. Before she came to Stòrlann Sarah was involved in Gaelic development and life-long learning wth the organisation Clì.
Mairi MacRitchie, Project Officer
Mairi’s work at Stòrlann focusses mainly on the Ceumannan Gaelic Learners’ course and the annual
publication of Storlann’s Preliminary Examinations for Gaelic/Gàidhlig.
Mairi taught English and Gàidhlig at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen for six years and then worked as a Development Officer with Learning and Teaching Scotland for two years.
Neil Smith, Head of Development Services
Neil came to Stòrlann from the Skye based company Sitekit where he was involved in designing web-sites and software interfaces.
Neil's post encompasses translation, quality assurance, design, publication and ICT. Alongside the Head of Projects, he assists the CEO, as well as continuing with multi-media design and IT development.
Catriona Murray, Development Officer (Quality Assurance)
Catriona came to Storlann from Tain Royal Academy and provides support to the team and external contractors regarding language, presentation and style. Catriona welcomes enquiries and comments related to quality assurance from contrators and teaching staff.
Lewis Laing, Trainee Translator
Before Lewis came to Stòrlann, he worked as the Short Course Co-ordinator at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and previously worked in Bòrd na Gàidhlig's educational team where he supported Gaelic 0-3 groups on across the Highlands and as far as the east end of Aberdeen City. This involved working in partnership with officials from local authorities and other public bodies.
Under the direction of both the Translator and Development Officer (Quality Assurance), Lewis is working on a variety of books and resources, with a focus on Giglets resources.
Anne Drummond, Principal Designer (Publications and Resource Production)
Anne undertakes the design of both Stòrlann's originated Gaelic materials and of resources versioned from other languages. Stòrlann is committed to excellence in design and Anne came to the company from a commercial agency where her clients included the national education development agency Learning and Teaching Scotland. Anne has won a number of awards for her design work during her career.
Inge Birnie, Support Officer
Inge is an online support worker for www.gaelic4parents.com and works with Anne Marie providing support to parents. She is a teacher and a parent and has been involved in Gaelic education for a number of years. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Aberdeen University.