DAY CONFERENCE, 2 NOVEMBER 2019, ARROCHAR

Scottish Place-Name SocietyComann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba Day conference – Saturday 2 November 2019 Three Villages Community Hall, Arrochar, G83 7AB CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BOOKING FORM (SEE ABSTRACTS BELOW) 1000–1055  Registration and coffee/tea 1055–1100  Welcome1100–1150  Sue Furness, Fiona … Continue reading “DAY CONFERENCE, 2 NOVEMBER 2019, ARROCHAR”

PLACES AND LANDSCAPES OF POWER: ‘COMPARATIVE KINGSHIP: THE EARLY MEDIEVAL KINGDOMS OF NORTHERN BRITAIN AND IRELAND’ (Nicholas Evans)

This paper at the Perth conference was an introduction to the five-year Leverhulme Trust funded ‘Comparative Kingship: the early medieval Kingdoms of Northern Britain and Ireland’ project led by Dr Gordon Noble in the Archaeology department of the University of … Continue reading “PLACES AND LANDSCAPES OF POWER: ‘COMPARATIVE KINGSHIP: THE EARLY MEDIEVAL KINGDOMS OF NORTHERN BRITAIN AND IRELAND’ (Nicholas Evans)”

FROM THRAPPLE HOLE TO DUDGEON TREE – THE HYDRONYMS AND SHORELINE TOPONYMS OF LOCH LEVEN, KINROSS-SHIRE (David Munro)

The recent publication of The Place-Names of Kinross-shire (Shaun Tyas 2017) has served to highlight the fascinating macrotoponomy of the former county of Kinross, an area of Central Scotland surrounded by hills with Loch Leven as its chief water feature. … Continue reading “FROM THRAPPLE HOLE TO DUDGEON TREE – THE HYDRONYMS AND SHORELINE TOPONYMS OF LOCH LEVEN, KINROSS-SHIRE (David Munro)”

BOATS, BATTERIES, AND BARRICADES: SOME WAYS WATER INFLUENCES OUR PERCEPTIONS OF PLACE (Leonie Dunlop)

This paper was the culmination of research and fieldwork undertaken for my PhD ‘Breaking old and new ground: a comparative study of coastal and inland naming in Berwickshire’ at Glasgow University and for the Masters in Landscape Architecture programme at … Continue reading “BOATS, BATTERIES, AND BARRICADES: SOME WAYS WATER INFLUENCES OUR PERCEPTIONS OF PLACE (Leonie Dunlop)”