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Àdhamh MacLeòid Ó Broin | Convenor & fieldworker |

Àdhamh is a Gael of mixed Highland Caithness and Irish descent who was brought up in Cowal, Argyll. He is the first person in 80 years to raise a family of fluent speakers of his local dialect, reviving Dalriada Gaelic as well as completing the initial stages of reviving the moribund Latheron Gaelic dialect of his mother’s people from SW Caithness.

Àdhamh has absorbed a considerable storehouse of lore during 15 years of fieldwork travelling the length and breadth of the Scottish Highlands and his long term goal at Dòrlach is the decolonisation of the Gaelic People through reconnection with the carrying stream of indigenous culture, language and lifeways.

Fañch Bihan-Gallic | Secretary |

Fañch is from the Isle of Arzh, in Brittany, is a successful reclaimer of the Breton language and fluent Gaelic learner. He has been involved with the Gaelic language for the last several years, having done a Masters and a PhD at Edinburgh and Aberdeen University.

Fañch currently lives in the Isle of Harris where he is involved in efforts to collect local vocabulary and lore.

He works as the North Harris Community ranger.

Magaidh Nic a’ Ghobhainn | Trustee |

Maggie was born and brought up in the Isle of Lewis and lives on a croft in Achamore in the Lochs area where there have been six generations of her mother’s people before her. She has a huge interest in the lore and lifeways of the Gael and has been collecting words, stories and information which have been turned into writing, community radio productions, podcasts and plays.

Maggie is keen to contribute to Dòrlach’s aims of presenting the dialects and heritage of the Gael in an accessible fashion for generations to come.

Alasdair MacIlleBhàin | Trustee |

Alasdair belongs to the Isle of Mull in Argyll.  His current research as a fellow at the University of Glasgow focusses primarily on the place-names of Mull and Glasgow but his work includes a range of other aspects of Gaelic, Celtic and Scottish Studies, especially folklore, linguistics, literature and song.

Ian Clayton | Trustee & fieldworker

Ian hails from Reno, Nevada in the United States.  His current language documentation work is focused on Scottish Gaelic and includes the construction of a transcribed and translated audio-visual corpus of conversational Gaelic (in collaboration with Mike Hammond, Andrew Carnie and the late Muriel Fisher of the University of Arizona).  He has spent a considerable amount of time out on the road with Àdhamh engaged in collection work, initially between the years 2015-2018 (funded by the US National Science Foundation) and more recently 2022-present (funded by public subscription via Dòrlach).

Eleanor Wood | Trustee

Steaphan MacRisnidh | Trustee

Calum Rosach | Trustee

Calum was born and brought up in Aberdeen and has long been involved in Gaelic activities in the city. He has always been interested in dialects, stories and songs and this interest brought him onto important collation work with DASG at the University of Glasgow and from there to the board at Dòrlach. Calum is a fluent Gaelic speaker and musician with an excellent knowledge of dialect variations and Gaelic lore.

Toby Virgo | Treasurer |

Toby is from Birkenhead, Merseyside, England and is a keen supporter of Dòrlach’s work.  His enthusiasm for our mission led him to offer his services as treasurer. He currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Friseal MacFhearghais | Web Designer

Fraser’s Fergusons came originally from Highland Perthshire.  He has worked diligently over the last decade to develop the Dalriada Gaelic website with Àdhamh as well as offering a variety of other web solutions and fixes for the organisation, including the setting up of the current Dòrlach website. He lives in Dunblane with his dog Ruairidh.

Seumas MacFhionnlaigh | Digital Output Officer |

Seumas belongs to the Isle of Arran where he was raised in one of the last surviving pre clearance townships in the Highlands and has a direct ancestral connection to the Braes in Skye where his mother’s people were for generations. He has a very keen interest in the dialects and lore of the Gael and is pleased to take up the post of Oifigear nan Iomairt Dhealanach here at Dòrlach. Seumas will be the key contact at our social media channels @DorlachAlba and will work on exciting new digital content for the organisation as well as accompanying fieldworkers on the road and documenting their activities.

Dòrlach is supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig |