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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

Job Opportunity for Scots Speakers

7th February 2007

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is an exciting and innovative project based at Sabhal Mr Ostaig in Skye. It aims to conserve, digitise, catalogue and make available online Gaelic and Scots recordings from the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University, BBC Scotland and the National Trust's Canna Collection. Two cataloguers are now required to work part-time on Scots materials for at least six months. Applicants may be based anywhere in Scotland but access to broadband internet is essential. Cataloguers will work as part of the pilot team, listening to recordings in their own homes, extracting information and writing summaries of material. They will also test different working methods and work with Gaelic cataloguers to help develop guidance for the whole cataloguing team. We are looking for people with a good knowledge of Scots oral heritage and familiarity with one or more dialects of the Scots language. Experience of similar projects would be useful, although training will be given. Salary 20,134-23,074 (pro rata). For further information and an application form, contact Fiona MacKinnon on 01471 888601 or or Closing date for applications 19 February 2007.