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The Trouble with OUTH: Defining a boundary in medieval Fife – Simon Taylor

(from Newsletter23, Autumn 2007) This is an extract from a paper entitled ‘Marches and Coldrain: exploring the place-names of boundaries and assembly sites in east central Scotland’, which Simon Taylor gave at the Mary Higham Memorial Day Conference held at … Continue reading “The Trouble with OUTH: Defining a boundary in medieval Fife – Simon Taylor”

THE CATERAN TRAIL: A WALK AMONG THE PLACE-NAMES AND FIANNSCAPE OF EASTERN PERTHSHIRE AND STRATHARDLE (PETER MCNIVEN)

The Cateran Trail is a long-distance foot-path which begins in Blairgowrie and then takes in Strathardle before heading over the hills to Spittal of Glenshee and then on to Alyth via Kirkton of Glenisla. I was asked by Cateran Commonwealth, … Continue reading “THE CATERAN TRAIL: A WALK AMONG THE PLACE-NAMES AND FIANNSCAPE OF EASTERN PERTHSHIRE AND STRATHARDLE (PETER MCNIVEN)”

THE LLYFR ANEIRIN AND THE PLACE-NAMES OF Y GODODDIN (Kelly A. Kilpatrick)

The Llyfr Aneirin (henceforth LA), now housed in the National Library of Wales (Cardiff MS 2.81), is one of the most celebrated but controversial collections of early Welsh poetry. LA contains the famous elegies collectively referred to as Y Gododdin, four interpolations and four gorchanau. Y Gododdin is the … Continue reading “THE LLYFR ANEIRIN AND THE PLACE-NAMES OF Y GODODDIN (Kelly A. Kilpatrick)”

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)”