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Glaswegian Interpreter Appointed

23rd February 2010

The first interpreter for the Glasgow dialect of Scots, in modern times, has been appointed. When London-based Today Translations advertised for the post of Glaswegian interpreter, in 2009, they recieved 500 applications. The successful applicant is 26 year old Glaswegian Jonathan Downie who holds an MSc in translation and conference interpreting. The company was looking for someone who could interpret for non-Scottish business people who visited and had dealings in the Glasgow area, and they commented that the response had been well beyond expectations, many of the applicants writing covering letters in Glaswegian Scots.