Scottish Society

Founded in 1982 by the late Ruth Robertson MCIL, the Scottish Society meets four times a year – normally in February, May, September and November – with the AGM being held as part of the November meeting. To accommodate as many members as possible, the Society rotates its venues, meeting once each year in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.

Circa 300 CIOL members living and working in Scotland are members of the Scottish Society benefitting from a variety of activities which include guest speakers, networking opportunities, Continuing Professional Development events, visits to places of interest and social meet-ups. Non-CIOL members are also welcome to attend events, which will be published on the CIOL website and Eventbrite.

The Scottish Society publishes a regular newsletter, typically containing an account of the previous event, details of coming events, a feature on some aspect of language and, wherever possible, small contributions from members. 

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Role Bio
Mr Paul KEARNS



MCIL

Chair

Paul obtained a first class MA (Hons) in Foreign Languages and Teaching English to Students of Other Languages as a mature student at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh where he also spent his year abroad teaching English and studying at the Universidad de Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. He joined the CIOL in 2010 as a student and qualified as a Member in 2015 while working as a translation project manager for a learning and development company in Dundee. He is also a freelance translator, Spanish tutor and the Chair of the CIOL’s Scottish Society.

Ms Mhairi YOUNG



MA (Hons) ACIL

Committee member None provided
Miss Eneida GARCIA VILLANUEVA



MCIL ACIL CL

Committee member

Eneida (EN, FR & CAT into SPA) obtained both her BSc (Hons) in Translation and Interpreting and PGCE from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She then completed an MSc in International and European Studies at the University of Valencia before moving to London for a year. Eneida has also lived and studied in Prague and Moscow and became a ‘new Scot’ in 2007. She holds an MSc in Translation and Conference Interpreting from Heriot-Watt University and is devoted to raising interpreting standards. Eneida joined CIOL in 2010 (MCIL, ACIL) is a Chartered Linguist (Interpreter) and has been involved with the DPSI exams since 2011.

Ms Pat BAXTER



HonMCIL

Committee member

Pat is an experienced copy-editor and proofreader, a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and author of an SfEP handbook, Theses and Dissertations: Checking the Language (SfEP, 2010). Her main language is French but she has added to this in a series of CPD/lifelong learning initiatives Italian stage1 (Open University), and now a newly awarded stage 2 Certificate in German (University of Dundee). Like many of her fellow linguists, she also blesses Latin for the ability to know the meaning of many other words!

Mrs Marjorie MACRAE



MCIL

Treasurer None provided

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Venue: Perth

Sshhh – Confidentiality issues for language professionals

The duty of confidentiality applies to us all. So what do our professional Codes of Conduct tell us about it, when exactly does it apply, in which work venues and settings and how long does this duty last for?

Sue will consider these questions in an interactive session where she invites you to participate with any queries you might have such as:

  • Many of us subcontract work - are we breaching the client's confidentiality when we do this? 
  • Is it ok to work on our laptops in Starbucks, Costa and so...
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Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Venue: Edinburgh

Scottish Society meeting and AGM in Edinburgh. Presentation by Professor Bernie O’Rourke, Heriot-Watt University, on Minority Languages.


The Scottish Society runs a variety of professional development events, benefitting CIOL members and non-members alike. Click an event to see its original listing and, if applicable, event reports and downloadable materials: