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Frank Rennie on the Highlands, Rural Development and Remoteness

Following his barnstorming talk at the HIE Strengthening Communities in Aviemore, this week we hear from Professor Frank Rennie on rural development in the Highlands and his dislike of the word ‘remote’.   Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development and Assistant Principal of Research, Enterprise and Development at Lews Castle College, University of

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New Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures Blog

Ahead of the HIE Strengthening Communities Conference, it is with great excitement that the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures launches its new blog. Here we will be posting weekly pieces every Wednesday from academics, industry professionals, stakeholders, authors and artists relating to the Centre’s interests and activities. It aims to serve as an open dialogue

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Dr Alasdair Ross

Alasdair sadly died in August 2017. His profile here will be maintained to acknowledge his contributions to the Centre and wider historical community in Scotland and far beyond. Alasdair was one of the founding directors and driving forces of the Centre and its philosophy of collaboration, public, community and policy relevance and research excellence and

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Dr Alasdair Ross

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dr Alasdair Ross, one of the Centre’s co-directors. His passing during the last weekend of August was sudden, and followed a short period of serious illness. Alasdair was involved with the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures from the beginning.  He was also

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Undergraduates Finish Placement at Mount Stuart House

This summer, three undergraduate students from the Centre’s institutions have completed an archival placement at Mount Stuart House. Whilst at Mount Stuart, the students undertook individual projects co-ordinated by Lynsey Nairn, archivist to the house. This year the Centre selected one student from each of institution, in previous years having selected students from the University

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CSLF-Funded Project: The Monument Game by Laura Donkers

The Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures are pleased to announce that we are providing match-funding for the production of playing cards, for use in conference workshops organised under the banner of ‘The Stuff of Research’. These workshops will be held in Glasgow (June 2017), St Andrews (Nov 2017), and Quebec City (2018). Created by Laura

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‘Scotland’s Land’ Book Series, Investigating Scotland’s land issues – past, present and future

Invitations are open for proposals for a new and innovative book series from Edinburgh University Press, supported financially by the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures. The ‘Scotland’s Land’ series presents the latest scholarly work to academic and public readers on Scotland’s land issues. Predominantly focusing on the history of Scotland’s economic, political, social and cultural

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First World War Centenary Study Day

‘Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands’, Friday 10 March, 2017, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness Dr Iain Robertson, one of the Centre’s Co-Directors, recently helped to organise and run a public event about researching the impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands. Iain also gave

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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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