Scottish Place-Name Society
Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba

Joint Conference
Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

November 4th 2017
Mitchell Library, Glasgow


1030  Registration *

Session 1

1100     Irene O’Brien: Glasgow City Archives – sources for people and places

1140     Peter Drummond: Some interesting and local Scots place-names

1220     Alasdair Whyte: Gaelic place-names in Glasgow


1300-1400 Lunch


Session 2:  

1400    Alice Crook: Scottish naming in the early modern period: the Old Parish Registers as an onomastic resource

1430    Katie Cuthbertson: Denotative naming in Scotland 1264 to 1600

1500     Sue Laflin: The surname Laflin

1530     Thomas Clancy: The Survey of Scottish Place-Names

1600  Close


*Morning coffee is not available at meeting room. There is a cafe in Library foyer, and next to Charing Cross station.

Please book well in advance so we can finalise numbers for lunch. Preferably return the tearoff slip by October 30th. Note that acknowledgements will not be sent.

Travel directions: the Mitchell Library is only a short distance from Charing Cross station, first station westbound from Queen Street low level. On emerging from the station, bear ahead right past The Baby Grand and coffee outlets to reach Bath Street, turn left and follow Bath St over the M8 on the road bridge. The Library’s eastern entrance is on the side facing the motorway.