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USES OF THE PAST IN PLACE-NAME DEBATES: CASE STUDIES FROM NEW ZEALAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND (Ewan Morris)

In 2009, two place-name debates hit the headlines on opposite sides of the world. In New Zealand, residents of Wanganui, on the west coast of New Zealand’s lower North Island, debated whether the town’s name should be spelled with an … Continue reading “USES OF THE PAST IN PLACE-NAME DEBATES: CASE STUDIES FROM NEW ZEALAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND (Ewan Morris)”

RECOVERING THE EARLIEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SCOTLAND (REELS) (Carole Hough)

When the Scottish Place-Name Society was founded, following an inaugural meeting at St Andrews in 1996, one of its objectives was to establish a Survey of Scottish Place-Names. Much progress has been made in pursuit of that goal over the … Continue reading “RECOVERING THE EARLIEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SCOTLAND (REELS) (Carole Hough)”

Faclair Gàidhlig (Gaelic Thesaurus) of the Historical Environment Launched

Gaelic speakers and learners can now access specialised Gaelic terminology relating to the historical environment, via an online thesaurus which has been launched as a joint project by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of … Continue reading “Faclair Gàidhlig (Gaelic Thesaurus) of the Historical Environment Launched”