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.