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Re-launch of the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures

Following the expansion of our partnership to include the University of the Highlands and Islands, the Centre is pleased to invite you to a relaunch event at the University of Highlands and Island’s Centre for History, Burghfield House, Dornoch, on the evening of Wednesday 30 November.  The event will begin with a drinks reception at

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Some changes at the Centre

The director of the Centre, Dr Annie Tindley, will be leaving the University of Dundee in September for a new post at Newcastle University. It has been a real pleasure for her to work with everyone in setting up the Centre, but we are delighted to say that the work will of course go on. A

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The Equal Skies – conference on Land & Literature, 15 August 2016, University of Stirling

The Equal Skies: land and literature in Scotland CALL FOR PAPERS Monday 15 August 2016 University of Stirling This one-day symposium will bring together an original mix of interdisciplinary authors, poets and scholars to discuss the relationship between land and literature in Scotland from the eighteenth century to the present.   Structured around a series

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Adventures in Archives: the second blog from our Carnegie scholarship student

In this blog update I want to focus on my thoughts regarding the use of archives. Last week and this I am working out of the Historical Search room at General Register House in Edinburgh. I have found this to be a truly enjoyable experience. The feeling of excitement that I get when I am

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Centre book series with Edinburgh University Press to launch

The Centre is delighted to announce that it is launching a new interdisciplinary books series with Edinburgh University Press, Scotland’s Land. Invitations are open for proposals for this new and innovative book series. This book series will present the latest scholarly work to academic and public readers on Scotland’s land issues. Predominantly focusing on the history

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Student starts Carnegie Trust Vacation scholarship

The Social and Economic implications of the cotter class in the West highlands and Islands, c. 1790-1900 My Carnegie Trust vacation Scholarship: A Blog by Mark Mclaughlan. My name is Mark Mclaughlan and I am a third year undergraduate student, reading History at the University of Dundee. The purpose of this blog is to chart

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Centre director to give prestigious lecture

Yorkshire Country House Partnership Third Annual Lecture Thursday 24 November 2016, 6.30pm Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Where Stands the Scottish Country House in 2016? Despite constituting an influential and popular proportion of Scotland’s built heritage, as well as being a major rural employer and tourism draw, Scottish country houses have been

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Traversing the Field: a one-day conference – call for papers

Traversing the Field: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Walking and Thinking in Scottish Landscapes A rock outcrop, a hedge, a fallen tree, anything that turns us out of our way, is an excellent thing on a walk. It is quite possible to refuse all the coercion, violence, property, triviality, to simply walk away. Walking is egalitarian

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Adventures in Archives: Micky, our PhD student, visits Inveraray …

Late last month on a cold, wet and windy day I had my first visit to Inveraray as part of an Applied Research Collaborative PhD funded by SGSAH. This was, notwithstanding a fleeting visit to Fort William in 2014, my first trip to the west of Scotland. Thankfully the weather had cleared by the time

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BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme on Land Reform

On Monday 12th October, the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme tackled Scottish land reform, and among many interesting contributions, our director made one or two comments also! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gqr68

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