WHO AND WHAT ARE GALLOGLAS?
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The term Gallowglass is a corrupted Anglicization of the Gaelic term gallóglaigh ( pl.) and gallóglach (sing.), meaning literally – “ foreign young warrior.” It is clear that the Gallowglass warriors were markedly different from the natives, and their name was immediately connected with their foreign status.
But it was their prowess in the military arts that made them stand out, and carve their place in the history of the world. As the Norse-Gael identity became common, so did the Gallowglass. Around the early 13th century, several Norse-Gaelic clans arose in Scotland, and it is from these clans that the Gallowglass warriors came. For centuries, these Norse-Gaels enjoyed semi-independence, and were historically known as Lords of the Isles
For the most part, their power rested on their fleets of galleys and their notorious GallowGlass warriors. That is why they mostly hailed from the Hebrides. These numerous islands were home to several prominent Scottish clans with Norse ancestry. True soldiers of fortune, these mercenaries never shied from warfare. They would lend their axes to any man who paid sufficiently
One of those clans was the Clan MacNeacail (McNicoll) of the Isle of Skye. Our MD, Richie Nicoll is a descendant of the clan.
CEO & Managing Director
Richie has 25 years Military and Security experience taking him operationally to Kosovo, Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his Military career Richie served in the A.C.E Mobile Force, training for Arctic Warfare, latterly becoming an Advanced Electronic Countermeasures Operator in the Bomb Disposal Regiment.
Since leaving the Military, Richie has held various posts from Operations Coordinator at the British Embassy in Kabul, Head of Operations in Basrah and latterly Security Consultant for a large International Oil Company in Iraq.
Director of Operations
Campbell has over 35 years management experience in sales and marketing, working as a Regional Parts Manager in Saudi Arabia followed by roles in the UK as Area Manager, Regional Manager, National UK Manager and Main Board Director.
An understanding of the importance of developing teams has always been at the forefront of his career. He is a Fellow of Ashridge Business School having studied Strategic Management for 9 months there which culminated in leading a presentation to The BBC EMIA (European and Middle East Division).
He has extensive experience of managing staff and teams resulting in both traditional and networking business models.
Sales & Admin
Paul brings a wealth of experience to GalloGlas Security & Telecoms, with over 30 years accumulative service within the Security and Communications fields. Paul has seen operational service throughout Germany, The Middle East and the UK with the Royal Artillery before becoming an Engineer in the Communications Industry, installing TV's and Satellite systems throughout the UK. In his spare time Paul enjoys cycling, walking, and travelling and has carried out a raft of fundraising combining all three hobbies. An interesting fact about Paul.... He used to be the One O'Clock Gunner at Edinburgh Castle!!
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