Gàidhlig / English

Current Team

Roibeard Ò Maolalaigh

Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

Rob(by) is originally from Dublin where he studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at University College Dublin. He graduated with a PhD in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked at University College Dublin, the University of Edinburgh and the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, where he was Assistant Professor. He has worked as Professor of Gaelic at the University of Glasgow since January 2005 and was appointed to the established Chair of Gaelic in April 2010. He set up the project Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic in 2006 and Corpas na Gàidhlig in 2008. Other digital projects in which he has been involved include Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature and People of Medieval Scotland 1093–1314. Visit his page here.

  • Stephen Barrett

    Stephen Barrett
    Research Systems Developer

    Stevie is responsible for creating and maintaining DASG's web applications. He has 18 years experience as a developer and has created sites and systems for a wide range of organisations including The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Glasgow Housing Authority, and Deutsche Bank.

  • Eilidh Cormack

    Eilidh Cormack
    Corpus Assistant

    Eilidh was brought up in Portree on the Isle of Skye, in a family of Gaelic speakers. In 2018 she graduated with an MA in Gaelic and History at the University of Glasgow, and joined DASG soon after. A singer herself, she has a great interest in Gaelic songs and the history behind them.

  • Abi Lightbody

    Abi Lightbody
    Senior Audio Archive and Corpus Assistant

    Abi Lightbody is from Fintry, near Stirling. She learnt Gaelic at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 2014 with an MA in the department of Celtic and Gaelic. She started working at DASG in September 2014 and started an audio archive in 2015, which will be available in due course.

  • Tòmas MacAilpein

    Dr Tòmas MacAilpein
    Corpus Assistant

    Tòmas was brought up in Renfrewshire and the Black Isle. He studied Gaelic at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and then carried out postgraduate research in History at the University of Glasgow. He started at DASG in December 2016 where he is working on digitising the periodical, Gairm.

  • Mark McConville

    Dr Mark McConville
    Researcher / Project Manager

    Mark’s role in the DASG project involves advising the team on technical and linguistic issues. He completed his PhD in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and worked as the Soillse Research Fellow at Glasgow University from 2010 to 2015. He is currently building a new kind of dictionary for Gaelic: Lexicopia.

  • Calum Ross

    Calum Ross
    Corpus Assistant

    Calum hails from the south of Aberdeen where he was born and raised. He was a student at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig where he received a degree with honours in Gaelic and Traditional Music in 2017. Calum’s main interest is based in Gaelic dialects and their unique features. He often attends traditional music sessions in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Past Staff

  • Niall Bartlett
  • Shelagh Campbell
  • Garry Cooke
  • Euan Dickson
  • Andrew Dunn
  • Wojtek Dziejma
  • Ali Forbes
  • Kerr Gibb
  • Kate Langhorne
  • Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich
  • Ian MacDonald
  • Alana MacInnes
  • Ruaraidh MacIntyre
  • Calum MacLeod
  • Linda MacLeod
  • James MacParland
  • Fraser McRobert
  • Shona Masson
  • Cailean Masterson
  • Susanna Naismith
  • Rosaidh Phillips
  • Ealasaid Pyper
  • Mairead Roberts
  • Daibhidh Robinson
  • Caitlin Russell
  • Katie Seal
  • Olga Szczesnowicz
  • Edit Wenelius
  • Dr Alasdair Whyte
  • Dr Anndra Wiseman
  • Eleanor Wood