Am Bratach No. 321
July 2018

Strathnaver Gael named as Sabhal Mr vice-principal

Marsaili MacLeod, originally from Strathnaver, has been named as the next vice-principal and director of studies at Skyes Sabhal Mr Ostaig, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Dr MacLeod currently lectures in Gaelic studies at the University of Aberdeen and is expected to take up her new appointment in the autumn. She takes over from John Norman MacLeod, who is retiring after thirtyfive years leading the academic affairs of the Gaelic college.

Marsaili MacLeod gained her PhD in Geography from the University of Aberdeen on the subject of the meaning of work in the Gaelic labour market in the Highlands and Islands. Before joining the Gaelic department in Aberdeen, she held posts at the Scottish Agricultural College and Queens University, Belfast.

Welcoming her appointment, Angus MacLeod, chairman of the board of Sabhal Mr Ostaig, said:Marsaili has excellent skills in teaching, research, management and administration and we are sure she will achieve great things in this role.

Dr MacLeod will join Dr Gillian Rothach, Sabhal Mrs new principal, who takes over the helm from Professor Boyd Robertson in mid-August. 

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