Highlands & Islands

Search begins for a Gaelic Wikipedian

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Applicants have been sought for a new role of Gaelic Wikipedian at the National Library of Scotland (NLS).

The post has been created in a collaborative project involving NLS, Gaelic organisation Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Wikimedia UK.

The duties include helping to develop Uicipeid, the Gaelic Wikipedia, by encouraging Gaelic speakers from all over Scotland to compile entries.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia which anyone can edit.

There are more than 57,370 Gaelic speakers in Scotland and 87,000 people who claim to have some knowledge of the language, according to Scotland's Census.

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