Friday, March 19, 2021

Scottish Place-Name Society's Spring Conference 2021


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 HEREon 1st May 2021.


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



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 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30

Ordnance Survey Name Books

Nevis Hulme

12:30 – 13:00

To where it may concern?

Dr Leonie Mhari, The University of Glasgow

Elinor Scarth, Edinburgh College of Art


Tickets are free but limited.

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