Professor Ken MacKinnon

Bòrd na Gàidhlig are sorry to hear of the passing of Professor Ken MacKinnon at the age of 88.

Kenneth was on the board of Bòrd na Gàidhlig (Scotland) between 2003 and 2006.  In February 2006, when Bòrd na Gàidhlig was established under the Gaelic Language Act (Scotland) 2005, Ken continued as a Member of the board until 2014.

He was known particularly for his research and publications in socio-linguistics, including Gaelic, census results, other minority languages and language planning, for over 40 years.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig will forever be grateful to Ken for his knowledge and support to the organisation and to the Gaelic language over many years.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.