Scottish Place-Name Society
Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba
Saturday, 8th May 2021
Online – via Zoom
The Society’s Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, 8th May 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it will be held online using the Zoom platform.
The conference is free to attend, but only open to registered members of the Scottish Place-Name Society. If would like to attend but are not currently a member, please CLICK HERE for information on how to join. (Membership costs £6 a year or £15 for 3 years.)
NB: The conference itself will be preceded by the Society’s Annual General Meeting. All members are welcome to attend. The materials to be discussed at the AGM, including a voting form for those who cannot be there, will be posted on the Society’s website (CLICK HERE) on 1st May 2021.
|09:00 – 09:15||‘Doors open’|
|09:15 – 09:45||AGM|
|10:00 – 10:10||
|10:10 – 10:40||
Some place-names from Knoydart to Moidart
|10:40 – 11:10||
Farm names and the survival of the Gaelic landscape in Kirkcolm Parish, Rhinns of Galloway
Eilidh Sgaimeal, Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UHI
|11:10 – 11:40||
Triangulation pointers: microtoponyms, real lives and tall tales
Gordon Cameron, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UHI
|11:40 – 12:00||Break|
|12:00 – 12:30||
Ordnance Survey Name Books
|12:30 – 13:00||
To where it may concern?
Dr Leonie Mhari
Elinor Scarth, Edinburgh College of Art
|13:00 – 13:10||CLOSING REMARKS AND FINISH|
Tickets are free but limited.
PLEASE NOTE, due to Zoom recent security breaches at other Zoom events, your registration will be verified, and if you are a member, instructions on how to join the conference will be sent to you in a separate e-mail. This e-mail will come from firstname.lastname@example.org – please check your SPAM folder. If you have not received instructions on how to join by 1st May 2021, please contact email@example.com. Please try to contact us before the day of the conference as we may not see your e-mail once it has started.
Note: If the Eventbrite page suggests that the tickets are sold out and you would like to attend the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help.
If you have problems joining the Zoom conference via the weblink, please:
1. Download the Zoom.us ‘Client for Meetings’ (CLICK HERE);
2. Log into your Zoom account;
3. Enter the Conference Meeting ID and Passcode manually.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.
The Scottish Place-Name Society would like to bring to your attention our recently established e-mail database. The database allows us to send relevant information over e-mail to all our members and friends.