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A sustainable Enlightenment
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Castle Douglas and the Age of Reason
Before Castle Douglas - Roy's Survey 1755  Introduction/ Summary I
recently spent four hours taking groups of people for a walk around
my home town while talking about its history and place in the
landscape. The walk was part of Castle Douglas Civic Week wh...
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Gaelic to Scots in Galloway draft
   This is a first draft of my contribution  to the Gaelic Galloway Conference 8 Septmber 2018 on the transition from Gaelic to Scots in Galloway. Over the next few weeks it will be revised to fit my 30 minute time slot and to take account of counter-argume...
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Gaelic and Geography
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map Today
Gaelic is associated with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. But
from place name evidence we know that it was once spoken across
nearly all of Scotland, including the Lowlands. However, fr...
greengalloway: Gaelic and Geography
greengalloway: Gaelic and Geography
greengalloway.blogspot.com
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Galloway: Gaelic's Lost Province
For tickets ( 27 left) see  http://www.catstrand.com/galloway-gaelic-conference
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Gaelic and Land Use Part One
Gaelic
and land use. Part One. As
I have been writing this post, I have realised it covers a huge
area-physically and historically. What I have done is stopped halfway
through the more detailed section, where I am trying to wo rk out how
many people would h...
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Footpath saga nearing conclusion?
Proposed Path 2003 Since 2003 I have written many short descriptions of a footpath along the first 2 ½ miles of the disused Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright railway in support of funding applications. I hope this will be the last. When first discussed with m...
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Gaelic harp players Galloway and Gigha
Keith Sanger 'Mapping the Clarsach' 2017 This post is part of the research I am doing for the Gaelic Galloway conference in September. [From the Catstrand website it looks as if all the tickets for the conference have already been sold https://catstrand.clo...
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Working towards the 'Gaelic in Galloway' conference in September where I will be giving a presentation on the shift from Gaelic to Scots in Galloway.
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Gaelic, Women and the Reformation in Galloway
Is there a danger that relying on historical sources written in Scots and English by men of property and status leads to the passing over in silence of Galloway’s Gaelic voices and in particular of women who were Gaelic speakers? This is a very important po...
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