Discovering the origins of Scotland's place names has been one of my interests for many years and has been a great way to explore the extensive settlement history of the nation.
The Scottish Place-Name Society are holding their autumn conference on Saturday 7th November 2009 at Glasgow University, Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre.
Here is the programme:
10.00: Welcome and introduction
10.15: Pete Drummond: Gaelic Place-names between Campsies and Clyde
11.30: Richard Cox: Sanda
12.05: Jake King: Lost Aber-names
12.40: Guto Rhys: Towards a Phonology of Pictish
1.15: Lunch, and digitised book launch
2.15: Eileen Brooke-Freeman: Memories, meids, maps – the Shetland Place-Name Project
3.00: Paradox of Medieval Scotland research project
3:30: Short reports
4.15: Tea and departure
Find out more information here Scottish Place-Name Conference