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Scottish Place-Name Society Conference November 5th 2106 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD Bill Nicolaisen Memorial Conference   10.00 Registration and coffee 10.30 Introduction and Opening Remarks Session 1: 10.50 Margaret Mackay: Remembering Bill 11.20 Sheila Mary Young: The Route Names of Lochnagar 11.50 Alison Grant: From Onomasticon to Lexicon: Place-Names and Personal Names in the...

  The Scottish Society for Northern Studies & The Scottish Place-Name Society proudly present   ‘A’m Grippit Dis Laand’ A Conference in Honour of Doreen Waugh (1944-2015)   Saturday 1st of October 2016 The University of Edinburgh 50 George Square, Edinburgh. EH8 9LD 09:30 Doors Open / Coffee 09:50 Introduction        Ian Fraser (The University of Edinburgh) 10:00 Hermann...

The Dumfries Archival Mapping Project has been set up in order to digitise as many pre-Ordnance Survey maps and estate plans of south-west Scotland as possible, starting with the Nithsdale area and concentrating on eighteenth-century hand-drawn cartography. There are several hundred of these still extant,...

The Pont manuscript maps are well-known cartographic treasures - the earliest detailed maps of Scotland from four centuries ago. We are very grateful to Dr Bob Henery for compiling detailed gazetteers of all the names recorded on the Pont manuscripts - over 11,000 names. The...

Dr Peder Gammeltoft, known for his work on Scandinavian place-names in the British Isles has created this website which seeks to show how one can publish onomastic data on the internet, in the form of search engines and mapped/geo-referenced data. Dr Gammeltoft writes: Website for inspiration...

The proceedings of a conference held in Shetland in April 2003 by the Nordic Cooperative Committee for Onomastic Research (NORNA), the Scottish Place-Name Society (SPNS) and the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland (SNSBI) were published as: Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region:...