Email: chris.robinson at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Dr Robinson has been Director of SLD since 2004. She taught Scots for many years at the University of Edinburgh, where she still gives occasional lectures, and is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She is the co-author of Scotspeak, a guide to Scots pronunciation aimed at actors and performers. Other publications include Scottish Wildlife and Wha's Like Us? She also co-authored Scottish Weather with SLD's Eileen Finlayson. These books are available in Black & White's Say it in Scots! series. Dr Robinson is always pleased to give talks on the works of the dictionaries.
Pauline Cairns Speitel
Email: pcspeitel at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Ms Speitel is the Senior Editor working on the revision of the Concise Scots Dictionary. She also manages the Word Collection, and is SLD's European Outreach Officer. She began her career in publishing with Chambers in Edinburgh, after which she spent twenty years with the Scottish National Dictionary Association, as lexicographer on all of their dictionary projects. She has directed lexicographical projects with a range of community groups in Scotland.
Email: eileen.finlayson at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Ms Finlayson maintains databases for the National Word Collection and SLD's Reading Scheme, manages book acquisitions for the Reading Scheme and sends books out to volunteer readers. She brings to SLD twenty-seven years of editorial expertise from working on A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue. She co-authored Scottish Weather with SLD's Chris Robinson.
Email: alison.grant at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Dr Grant is currently working on the revision of the Concise Scots Dictionary and the upgrade of the Dictionary of the Scots Language. She has an MA and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. With a keen interest in place-names, she is Vice Convener of the Scottish Place-Name Society and author of the Pocket Guide to Scottish Place-Names.
Email: ann.ferguson at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Ms Ferguson is working on the upgrade of the Dictionary of the Scots Language, and assists with the maintenance of SLD's websites. She has an MA and MSc from the University of Edinburgh.
Education and Outreach Officer
Email: elaine.webster at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Ms Webster promotes the work of SLD, working with schools and community groups. She is maintaining and developing contacts nationally and internationally. She has an MA in English from Aberdeen University, where she studied Old and Middle English and Scots. She completed her MEd at the University of Edinburgh and has considerable training and teaching experience.
Email: peter.bell at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Dr Bell is responsible for the management of SLD's IT systems and for the project to upgrade the online version of the Dictionary of the Scots Language. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Speech Technology Research, where he continues to work on automatic speech recognition. He is also a member of the department of Linguistics and English Language.
Email: ruth.martin at scotsdictionaries.org.uk
Ms Martin is in charge of all SLD's administration, and her responsibilities include maintaining the membership records.
Email: dareau.margaret at neuf.fr
Ms Dareau, former Editorial Director of DOST, was the first Director of SLD. She is now Editorial Consultant for the revision of the Concise Scots Dictionary, as well as being an Editorial Consultant for Faclair na Gàidhlig. She is the co-author with Iseabail Macleod of the chapter on Scottish Lexicography in the Oxford History of English Lexicography.
Dr Margaret A. Mackay
Professor Christian Kay
Depute Convener, Company Secretary and Treasurer
Mr James Lonie
Mr William Aitken
Mrs Jean Anderson
Mr Adrian Bell
Professor William Gillies
Mr William Mack
Dr Warren Maguire
Dr Robert McColl Millar
Ms Catriona Newton
Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Dr David Robb
Ms Liz Small
Mr Graeme Smith
Professor Jeremy Smith
SLD's Advisory Committee was convened in 2002 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.