Details of some of Dr Chalmers's publications can be found below ( and on

Book Chapters:

Journal Articles:

  • Measuring Up? Non profit and Commercial Language Policies in Gaelic-Speaking Scotland (with Lindsay Milligan and Hugh O'Donnell) International Journal of Applied Linguistics 19 (2) p 188-203 August 2009


Papers Presented:

  • The Economic Impact of Gaelic in Glasgow. 12th International Conference on Minority Languages, Tartu, Estonia May 2009
  • Eorpa - a New Gaelic World View? Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig conference, Antigonish Nova Scotia July 2008
  • The Economic Impact of Gaelic in Glasgow - work in progress Queens University Belfast 2008. Presentation can be downloaded here
  • Mapping Language, Arts, Culture and Community – continuity and change Queens University Belfast 2007. Presentation can be downloaded here
  • The Demand for the New Gaelic Digital Service. Focus Group presentation, Pacific Quay, Glasgow August 2007
  • The Demand for Gaelic Television and Radio - Looking Below the Surface. Seminar for staff of Gaelic Unit BBC Alba Glasgow March 2007
  • The Benefits of Multilingualism within the United Kingdom - the Case of Gaelic Scotland.Inaguaral Conference of DYLAN Project, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • From Enemy to Ally? Economics and the Gaelic Arts. Presentation to Cultural Business Research Seminar Series, 2006 Presentation available here
  • Sustainable Development? Building Social Capital in Gaelic Communities Scottish Economists Conference, Perth March 2004
  • Scotland's year zero - from words to action in Minority Governance Concepts in Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Minority Studies Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Bolzano, South Tyrol October 2000. Presentation can be downloaded here
  • Integrating Minorities in Political and Economic Life. 8th Economic Forum of Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Prague, April 2000
  • Grassroots politics in Scotland ­ a new type of Governance? Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest September 1999
  • Minority languages and Regional Economic Activity European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany June 1999
  • The Economics of sustainability ­ Healthy Glasgow Healthy Planet Conference Organised by Glasgow Healthy City Partnership May 1999
  • Sustainability - responses from the Grassroots at Environment Scotland - Prospects for Sustainability, organised by IPPR, and Glasgow Caledonian University September 1997
  • Sustainability from below at Sustainability and Tourism - an international conference, organised by Glasgow Caledonian University March 1997

Book Reviews:

  • Lee Wilkins (Ed) - The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics Routledge. Review found on line at
  • Andy Wightman - Scotland, Land and Power - the agenda for Land Reform in What on Earth Friends of the Earth Scotland





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