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.

At present the Society has some 50 members resident throughout Scotland. The annual membership subscription of £10.00 includes attendance at meetings, to which both CIOL members and non-members are warmly welcomed.

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

Member 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



ACIL MCIL 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.

Miss Eneida GARCIA VILLANUEVA



ACIL MCIL 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



Committee member None provided
Mrs Elizabeth MACRAE



MCIL

Treasurer None provided

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Date: Saturday 20 May 2017
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Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Venue: Perth

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

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Venue: Edinburgh

The Scottish Society has run 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: