SPRING CONFERENCE, 8TH MAY 2021, ONLINE – VIA ZOOM

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

SPRING CONFERENCE

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 HEREon 1st May 2021.

CONFERENCE PLAN

09:00 – 09:15 ‘Doors open’
09:15 – 09:45 AGM
10:00 – 10:10

CONFERENCE STARTS

Welcome

10:10 – 10:40

Some place-names from Knoydart to Moidart

Denis Rixson

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

Nevis Hulme

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 conference@spns.org.uk – please check your SPAM folder. If you have not received instructions on how to join by 1st May 2021, please contact conference@spns.org.uk. 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 admin@spns.org.uk 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.

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