The Gaelic Books Council is a charitable company limited by guarantee and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 2 July 1996 and updated on 23 February 2011.
The Gaelic Books Council was established in 1968 and currently employs five full-time members of staff. The Books Council’s premises are located at 32 Mansfield Street in Glasgow, and include a bookshop stocking a wide range of Gaelic and Gaelic-related books, cards and CDs. The Gaelic Books Council’s main purpose is:
- To support the development of Gaelic writing.
- To stimulate interest in Gaelic books and other related materials.
- To support Gaelic authors by awarding grants and commissions.
- To support the Gaelic publishing industry.
- To increase the range, quality and impact of Gaelic literature.
The board of the Gaelic Books Council meets four times a year. Members of the board are directors of the company and trustees of the charity. The current members of the board are:
- Ishbel Murray (Chair)
- Catriona MacIsaac
- Iain MacKenzie
- Shona Henderson
- Marion Sinclair
- Rona MacDonald
- Peigi MacVicar
- Julie MacFadyen
The Gaelic Books Council’s annual reports and accounts can be found on the Companies House website.
(Companies House: SC166766)
The Gaelic Books Council is proud to be a member of Literature Alliance Scotland