Gaelic Language Services

No job too big or small
since 2002

Our Work

  • Fast delivery of high quality translations, in a style appropriate for your audience
  • Consistent translations and, when the language gets technical, no terminology overlaps or vague expressions
  • Back-up and query handling
  • Competitive rates

And of course a friendly service!

Clients span a wide spectrum, from multinational software corporations to private individuals. They include the public sector; educational institutions; banks; golf resorts and many more.


Akerbeltz offers a range of professional language services

Professional translation from and into Scottish Gaelic*
Brochures, websites, letters… pretty much any form of the written word. This specifically includes Software Localization, which is a particular area of expertise offered by Akerbeltz.

Small Translations
Just have a sentence, motto or short passage you would like translated? Not a problem, the Small Translation Offer caters precisely for this kind of request and includes a translation, a transcription into the International Phonetic Alphabet, a transcription into a traditional font and a voice recording of your translation.

Have your translation checked for spelling errors, grammar or bad idiom.

Linguistic Consultancy
Pronunciation guides for dictionaries or phrasebooks, how to avoid common pitfalls in bilingual signage and packaging.

Pronunciation Training
Instruction in how to produce the sounds of Scottish Gaelic correctly. This can be on a 1-1 basis or in small groups. Ideal for groups or individuals learning Gaelic, choirs. If you prefer to study on your own, you may like to consider my book on this topic, the culmination of more than 15 years of work in this area.

Please remember, irrespective of whether you use Akerbeltz or some other professional translator, Google Translate is at best a tool that will translate the gist of something into another language. Whether destined for paper, cyberspace, a billboard or your skin, it does not produce reliable Scottish Gaelic translations.

*please note that Scottish Gaelic is not the same language as Irish Gaelic


A respected language consultant who specialises in Scottish Gaelic translation, lexicography and teaching of high-quality pronunciation. Expert in Scottish Gaelic as used in ICT applications. Almost two decades of experience dealing with the technical to the mundane. Brings a broad perspective to translation that ensures coherence and consistency.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me, whether you would like to just make a preliminary enquiry or if you have an urgent job that needs done yesterday. I’m always happy to talk and we promise to do our best to accommodate your needs.

Please note that this is not a free translation service. I have to pay my bills same as everyone else.

Contact Info

+44 141 946 4437
1/2, 47 Wilton Street
G20 6RT