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DAY CONFERENCE & AGM, 11 MAY 2019, DUNDEE

The Society’s annual Spring Day Conference and AGM will be held at the V&A Dundee, on Saturday 11 May 2019. Offers of papers on Scottish names are welcome. A title and short abstract should be sent to the Convener by 28 February 2019: carole.hough@glasgow.ac.uk.

DAY CONFERENCE, 2 NOVEMBER 2019, ARROCHAR

The Society’s annual Autumn Day Conference will be held at the Three Villages Community Hall, Arrochar, on Saturday 2 November 2019. Offers of papers on Scottish names are welcome. A title and short abstract should be sent to the Convener by 29 May 2019: carole.hough@glasgow.ac.uk

Eag Dhubh na h-Èigheachd – Black Cleft of the Shouting. The site of a spectacular rock avalanche on Beinn Alligin, Torridon, estimated to have occurred four thousand years ago. It was believed by some to be haunted, probably due to the magnificent echo. The massive rock scatter has been studied because it extends much further than would be expected from the angle of the lower slope. It is theorised that this may be because the huge boulders were carried on a cushion of air.

(Photo and text by Mary MacDonald.)

A mass of information about Loch Torridon place-names is available online at http://torridonplacenames.org.uk/index.html.