Project Team

The project team are currently developing the editorial foundation for the dictionary.  There is one full-time member of staff and four part-time consultants.

Lorna Pike, Project Co-ordinator Lorna Pike, Project Co-ordinator. She is an experienced historical lexicographer and former member of the editorial team which completed the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (1931-2002). Her first post in lexicography was as an editor of the Concise Scots Dictionary (1985). She has also worked part-time as a Senior Editor for Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd and part-time as Research Officer for the Feasibility Study for an Institute for the Languages of Scotland. She is the full-time lexicographer working on the editorial foundation for the dictionary.
Marace Dareau, Editorial Consultant Marace Dareau, Editorial Consultant. She was Editorial Director of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (1931-2002) and an editor of the Concise Scots Dictionary (1985). She was Principal Editor of Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd until 2014. She also edited the glossary of the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of English Language and Linguistics (1994). She is Lexicographical Consultant for the dictionary.
Professor William Gillies Professor William Gillies, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has extensive research interests, including the Gaelic of the Middle Ages, the Book of the Dean of Lismore, and the Books of Clanranald, of which he is completing a major edition. His contribution to Gaelic dialectology is most evident in his role in the successful completion and publication of the Survey of the Gaelic Dialects of Scotland (1994-7). As Project Manager from 1994-2001, he led the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue project to its successful conclusion. He is a Language Consultant for the dictionary.
Mark McConville Mark McConville. Mark is a computational linguist, who graduated with a PhD from Edinburgh University’s School of Informatics in 2006. He was Glasgow University’s Soillse research fellow from 2010 to 2015 and is now project manager on the DASG project (Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic), and is involved in the LEACAG project ( Mark is Systems Consultant for the dictionary.
Colm Ó Baoill Colm Ó Baoill, Emeritus Professor of Celtic, University of Aberdeen. He has research interests in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic language and literature, including Scottish Gaelic verse of the period 1600-1730, 17th-19th century Irish verse, Scottish Gaelic manuscripts, the Scots-Gaelic interface and comparative study of Irish and Scottish Gaelic. He is a Language Consultant for the dictionary.