Thursday, 7 August 2008

Kenneth Murray

…de la Press & Journal:

The organisation created to maintain and promote the Gaelic language has lost its second senior official in the space of two months.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig chief executive Kenneth Murray has quit after just a year in the job. In a statement, the organisation said the decision was “taken jointly”.

Matthew MacIver had earlier stepped down as chairman to take up a professorship at the University of Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute.

Mr Murray, 46, joined the board from the Forestry Commission last September, two years after moving to Inverness as the commission’s parliamentary and cultural programmes manager and its Gaelic language policy officer. In a statement issued by the bord, Mr Murray said: “I was honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead Bòrd na Gàidhlig at an important stage in its development...

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