Friday, 11 February 2011

Scottish Place Name Society Conference in Troon: 7 May 2011

Scottish Place-Name Society

Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba

Day conference and AGM – Saturday 7th May 2011

Walker Halls, South Beach Esplanade, Troon

10.30–11.00 Registration and coffee/tea

11.00-11.05 Welcome

11.05–11.35 Rob Close, Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies: There isn’t always an answer - Ayrshire Street and House Names.

11.35–12.15 Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow: At St Meddan's Convenience: place-names of Troon and the surrounding area.

12.15-12.55 Terhi Nurminen, University of Newcastle: Hill-terms in the place-names of the historical counties of Northumberland and Durham

13.00–14.00 Buffet lunch (bookstall available)

14.00–14.35 AGM – reports, accounts and elections.

14.35–15.05 James Butler, University of Glasgow: The Places within the Texts: Onomastic Research and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing.

15.05–15.35 Alexander and Jennifer McKay: From the Needle's Ee to Hell's Lum: an exploration of some place-names around Troup Head, Banffshire.

15.35–16.15 Gilbert Márkus, University of Glasgow: From Goill to Gall-Ghàidheil - farm-names and language change on Bute.

1615 coffee/tea and biscuits then skail

The cost for the day will be £20, inclusive of conference, tea / coffee on arrival and departure, and buffet lunch. Full-time students £10. Book early!

If you would like to attend please complete the form below and send with a cheque for £20 (or £10) per person payable to SPNS, to Pete Drummond, 8 Academy Place, Coatbridge ML5 3AX by April 30th (although late bookings can usually be accepted). For late bookings after 1st May, phone Pete Drummond on 0776968 0293.

NOTE 1: Minutes of previous AGM will be posted on website from 1 May. If you would like hard copy, send SAE to SPNS Secretary, c/o SLD, 25 Buccleuch Place (basement), Edinburgh EH8 9LN.

NOTE 2: The Walker Halls are on sea-front c.400 m from Troon railway station.

(Acknowledgements will not be sent.) (Retain this part for programme, venue location, etc.).


Please find enclosed my cheque for £ __ for __ place(s) at the May 7th Troon SPNS conference. Name (please print) ___________________

Address ____________________________________________________

Phone number _________________ Email _______________________

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