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Staff

Office locations

Stòrlann's head office is located at An Tosgan in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis where the Chief Executive, Administrative staff, Project Officers, and An Seotal are all based. There are other staff in Inverness, Portree, Kinross and Benbecula.

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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 is Head of Projects and came to Stòrlann from BBC Craoladh nan Gàidheal in Glasgow where he worked on children's programmes.

This 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.

Margaret MacLean, Office Manager

Margaret directs the administrative functions of Stòrlann and she is the initial contact for any enquiries or requirements. Margaret came to Stòrlann from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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.

Jamie MacLean, Admin Assistant / Project and Resources Co-ordinator

Jamie assists in the office with all aspects of administration and co-ordinates the distribution of resources. He also assists with management of all educational projects. Jamie recently obtained a first class honuours degree in Gaelic from UHI.

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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.

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Neil Smith, Head of Development Services

Neil came to Stòrlann from the Skye based company Sitekit where he was design manager 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.

Emma Burrows, Writer

Emma Burrows is the course writer of Ceumannan – a new series of five textbooks for Gaelic learners in secondary school covering S1 – S5/6. Emma came to Stòrlann from Portree High School, where she was a Gaelic teacher. 

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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.

 

Angus John MacDonald, Secondary Subjects Development Officer

Angus John came to Stòrlann from Portree High School where he was head of Gaelic and Gaelic Medium Education. Angus John co-ordinates development of resources for high school subjects with input from a panel of teachers.

Angela MacMillan, Development Officer (Primary Resources, Gaelic Education)

Angela creates Gaelic resources across the primary curriculum. Angela is an experienced primary school teacher who came to Stòrlann from The Highland Council.


  

 

 

 

 

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Anne Marie Henderson, Support Officer

Anne Marie works with Inge on the on-line service www.gaelic4parents.com answering questions about Gaelic homework each 'school night'. As a Gaelic teacher with young children, Anne Marie is also ideally suited for the work!

 

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.

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