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Chief Executive Officer

Rhona Alcorn
Email: rhona.alcorn at scotsdictionaries.org.uk

Dr Alcorn joined SLD as CEO in September 2017, having previously been a member of SLD'S Board of Trustees, and Treasurer. She is a lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh, where she also serves as Depute Director of the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics and as co-investigator on a research project tracking the evolution of Older Scots. Rhona also brings extensive management experience from her earlier public sector career.

Senior Editor

Pauline Cairns Speitel
pcspeitel at scotsdictionaries.org.uk


Ann Ferguson
ann.ferguson at scotsdictionaries.org.uk

Eileen Finlayson
eileen.finlayson at scotsdictionaries.org.uk


Fiona Stewart
fiona.stewart at scotsdictionaries.org.uk

Project Lead

Thomas Widmann
thomas.widmann at scotsdictionaries.org.uk

IT Consultant

Peter Bell
support at scotsdictionaries.org.uk

SLD President

Dr Margaret A. Mackay

Board of Trustees

Professor Marc Alexander

Depute Convener and Company Secretary
Professor Bettelou Los

Mrs Jean Anderson

Members (including co-opted members)

Ms Caitrin Armstrong
Mr Bruce Eunson
Professor Heinz Giegerich
Dr Warren Maguire
Ms Sarah Mason
Professor Robert McColl Millar
Ms Catriona Newton
Ms Lorna Pike
Professor Jeremy Smith

Advisory Committee

SLD's Advisory Committee was convened to provide us with external sources of advice and assistance in as wide a variety of fields as possible. Our members include academics, lawyers, sheriffs, teachers and professional authors, and we appreciate their support throughout the year.