Saturday, October 16, 2021

Scottish Place-Name Society’s Autumn 2021 conference


Scottish Place-Name Society

Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba


Saturday, 6th November 2021
Online – via Zoom

Following the success of the Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 online conferences, and the continuous uncertainty around the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Place-Name Society’s Autumn 2021 conference will once again take place online (via Zoom).

The conference is free to attend for registered members of the Scottish Place-Name Society. Becoming a member is easy and affordable – it costs £6 a year or £15 for 3 years. For more information on how to join, please CLICK HERE. Members can book tickets on Eventbrite through the link below.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


10:00 – 10:10Welcome
Alan Macniven

Chair – Eilidh Scammell

10:10 – 10:40Ceathramhan land holdings in the Cree and Minnoch Valleys
Michael Ansell

10:40 – 11:10Sundaywell. The field and feature names of an upland farm in Glenesslin, Dunscore parish, Dumfriesshire.
Henry Gough-Cooper

11:10 – 11:30Break
Chair – Sofia Evemalm

11:30 – 12:00Settlement-Names in the Glenkens Area of Kirkcudbrightshire
Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow

12:00 – 12:30Iona, Place-Names and the Replication of Sacred Spaces
Gilbert Márkus, University of Glasgow

12:30 – 14:00Lunch

Chair – Carole Hough

14:00 – 14:30Early Medieval Kirkmadrine: Fènechas Influence in Placename Origination
Joanne W. Machin, Orkney Archaeological Institute UHI

14:30 – 15:00The Character of Borgue field-names
Nic Coombey

15:00 – 15:30Taking the high road: contextualising the place names of older agriculture and marker trees
Archie McConnel, Dumfries Archival Mapping Project

15:30 – 15:40Summing up & Fin
Alan Macniven

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