Fhiona Mackay, Director

    Fhiona joined SCILT in 2012 as Depute Director and from October 2014 has stepped into the role of Director. After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a degree in French and English, Fhiona lived and worked in Paris before returning to Scotland to undertake a PGCE at the University of Strathclyde.

    Fhiona worked for several years in secondary schools, becoming Principal Teacher of Modern Languages in a large and vibrant department, offering French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin. During her time as a PT, she successfully set up exchange links for Scottish schools in Brittany and created opportunities for young people to take part in work experience placements in Europe. As a committed xenophile, she created opportunities for young people to learn about Chinese language and culture by organising study trips to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

    A passionate exponent of language learning, Fhiona spent a year at Education Scotland as a National Development Officer, where she worked with colleagues from partnership organisations such as the universities, local authorities, Scottish Government, SQA and the cultural organisations to promote and facilitate the learning and teaching of Modern Languages.

    A staunch advocate of life-long learning, Fhiona recently successfully completed the first year of a degree level course in Spanish at Strathclyde and also speaks conversational German.

    Contact:
    LH-232 Lord Hope Building
    University of Strathclyde
    141 St James Road
    Glasgow, G4 0LT

    Tel: 0141 444 8172 

    fhiona.fisher@strath.ac.uk 

    Latest News

    View all news

    Scots language writing competition More...

    Glasgow named one of the top cities in the world to learn about Chinese language and culture More...

    Council to spend £160,000 teaching staff to speak Gaelic More...

    HSBC/British Council Mandarin Chinese speaking competition 2017/18 More...