Galloway Scots Conference 2019

Sat 7th September 2019 10:00AM
CatStrand, Catstrand, DG7 3RN
One-day conference, Saturday 7th September 2019
10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Speak of Galloway - the Leid of the Southwest

In this, the second conference exploring the linguistic heritage of Galloway, a range of speakers will consider the history, current usage and survival prospects for the distinctive variety of the Scots Leid or language spoken in Galloway.

The programme will include:
Professor Jeremy Smith who will deliver the key note address.

Margaret Fergusson: “Haud yir tongue and mind yir language - a sociolinguistic study of the distinctive accent of south west Scotland”.

Professor J,Derrick McLure: “John Mactaggart’s Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopaedia”

Chris Rollie: Bird Names of Dumfries and Galloway

Rab Wilson: “Cormilligan, Parish of Tynron, Passion, Poetry and Video”.

And the voices and views of local speakers of the Scots of Galloway.

Tickets cost £30 (full-time students £20) including coffee and buffet lunch.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Beltie Books of Wigtown.
The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme.
Event Details

Doors Open at 10:00AM
From 10:00AM to 5:00PM


CatStrand, Catstrand, DG7 3RN

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