Michael Hance became the Director of the Scots Language Centre in December 2002. He studied politics at the Universities of Edinburgh and Helsinki. Michael was previously the Scottish Arts Council's Executive and Parliamentary Officer and Director of the Saltire Society. Michael grew up in Aberdeen and presently lives in West Lothian. He has delivered many papers on Scots language policy at academic conferences in Scotland and abroad and published widely on Scots language and cultural matters. He is secretary of the W L Lorimer Memorial Trust, secretary of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Scots, a member of the Shetland Forwirds committee and a member of the Literature Forum for Scotland. In 2009 Michael was appointed to the Ministerial Working Group on Scots. He is a long time sudent of the Norwegian and Finnish languages.
Dr Dauvit Horsbroch
Dauvit Horsbroch has been the Language and Information Officer of the Scots Language Centre since May 2007. He studied Celtic / Language,and Scottish History, at the University of Aberdeen where he was awarded both his MA and PhD. He taught at the university for a number of years, and also at the RSAMD in Glasgow, and was an honorary research fellow with the AHRB Centre For Irish and Scottish Studies (Aberdeen). He is a former National Secretary (1996-9) and National President (1999-2000) of the Scots Language Society and has published many articles in and about the Scots language and Scottish identity. Dauvit spent much of his life in North East Scotland and presently lives in Angus.
Avril Nicoll became the SLC's Clerical Officer in January 2008. Born and brought up on a farm in the Carse of Gowrie, Avril went to Perth High School and Perth College of Further Education where she gained an HNC in Business Administration. Avril began working with Hydro Electric in August 1986 as a Customer Enquiries/Administration Assistant and was promoted to Administration Supervisor in 1992. At the time of the deregulation of the electricity industry Avril was promoted to Project Support Manager eventually leaving in 2000 when she was pregnant with her daughter, Joanne. Avril and her family have a keen interest in horses and country life.
Katrina MacLeod Katrina is the Centre's education laison and audio-visual development officer. She studied Slavonic languages and Scottish Literature at Glasgow University and later Music with The Open University. With much experience in information provision and children's libraries, Katrina currently combines Scots Language Centre work with teaching music. She is a member of the Literature in Learning Education Forum, the Friends of William Soutar Society and Perth Strathspey and Reel Society. Having grown up in Falkirk, Katrina has lived in England, France, Russia and is now based in Perth.
Chris Third Chris is a native of the North East of Scotland and is the web development consultant to the SLC. Originally trainning as a Product Designer at Glasgow School of Art, he has over 12 years experience in the development of websites. Working for a wide range of clients across public and private organisations his skills span from Online Strategy and User experience through to hands on design and development. He maintains the SLC website and has been involved in several other Scots language organisations and projects. He presently lives in Glasgow.
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