Day conference and AGM, May 6, Galashiels

Day conference and AGM – Saturday 6th May 2017
Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Rd, Galashiels TD1 3HE

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1045–1120 Registration and tea/coffee

1120–1200 Bill Patterson: Names from Hunting Landscapes

1200–1230 Leonie Dunlop: Boats, Bridges and Barricades: Some ways water changes our perception of place

1230–1310 Ewan Morris: ‘H’ is for History: Uses of the Past in Place-Name Debates in New Zealand and Northern Ireland

1310–1400 Buffet lunch

1400–1430 AGM – reports, accounts and elections. (Non-members are welcome to attend, but cannot vote)

1430–1440 Carole Hough: Introduction to the REELS project (Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: place-name evidence)    

1440–1520 Eila Willamson: Language, Literature and Place-Names

1520–1600 Simon Taylor: The Earliest Recorded  Berwickshire Place-Names and their Context        


Travel directions: Scotrail from Edinburgh to Galashiels (NOT Tweedbank station),  or bus (First X62 to Melrose). From Galashiels Interchange station (train + bus), you can walk (25+ mins, eastward, cross river at Asda roundabout), or take a taxi, or take any bus going south (e.g. to Selkirk, Melrose, Berwick, BGH, incl. X62) and ask driver to drop you at Arches Walk stop; walk down stairs at Arches Walk to campus’ south entrance. 

  • Bus: First Bus x62 from Edinburgh (via Peebles, destination Melrose), leaving Edinburgh at 0820 (arriving Arches Walk 1036), or leaving Edinburgh 0852 (arriving Arches Walk 1106)
  • Train: Scotrail from Edinburgh Waverley at 0924 (arriving Galashiels Interchange 1017), or 0956 (arriving 1047); in both cases, either walk or take the X62 c.10 minutes later to Arches Walk, or a local bus going that way. Early birds might want to get the 0855 train (arriving 0946), then have a coffee stop – venue not open until c.1015.
  • Taxis; 01896 756789 / 757677 – there are taxi ranks next to the Interchange, or 100m ahead across the river in the Main Street of Galashiels.