Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia

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Internet encyclopedia project
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The Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia (Scottish Gaelic: Uicipeid, [ˈuçkʲɪpetʲ]) is the Scottish Gaelic language version of Wikipedia. As of 7 December 2018, it contains 14,800 articles[1] and has 36 active editors.[2]


The encyclopedia was founded in 2004.[3][4] In 2017, Susan Ross was hired by the National Library of Scotland (NLS) to develop and promote the encyclopedia, a part time position that lasted 12 months. The NLS intended to augment its Gaelic resources following a digitization drive that put Gaelic-language materials on the Internet. Ross is a second-language speaker of Gaelic who learned the language as a teenager and completed a doctorate in Gaelic studies. She has been editing Uicipeid since 2010.[5][4][6] Working with community groups, she created help pages and worked to attract more editors.[3][6] The grant was sponsored by Wikimedia UK and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.[4]

At one point, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig offered a module teaching students how to edit Uicipeid.[7]


  1. ^ "Statistics". Uicipeid. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Active users". Uicipeid. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Library appoints the world's first Gaelic Wikipedian - National Library of Scotland". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "NLS appoints world's first Gaelic Wikipedian". The Scotsman. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Skotske bibleteek sil Gaelictalige Wikipedia útwreidzje". It Nijs (in Western Frisian). 31 January 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b Hannan, Martin (11 October 2016). "Gaelic Wikipedia website Uicipeid to undergo major development as part of link-up". The National. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "An Uicipeid - Wikipedia na Gàidhlig". Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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