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Kayaking and Epigraphy: A Match Made in Heaven?

A few months ago, the Historian and I were on holiday in Mull, bouncing along sheep-strewn single-track roads in our aging but faithful Honda Jazz in search of whatever antiquities we could find.  721 more words

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Mural Monuments in Crail

I’ve been interested in the remarkable early modern epigraphic landscape of Crail kirkyard (in the East Neuk of Fife) for about as long as I’ve been interested in carved stones.   140 more words

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The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies

What a great conference!  I probably shouldn’t say that quite so unreservedly, given that I was one of the organisers, but last weekend’s conference on “The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies” really did exceed all expectations.   439 more words

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Lightning Talk on Carved Stones

It’s always nice to discover recordings of talks you forgot had ever been recorded.  Point yourself in this direction for a four-minute lightning talk from last year answering the question, “why am I spending so much time wandering the countryside looking for carved stones”? 12 more words

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Stravaigin: Innis Bhuidhe, Killin

The highland village of Killin is bisected by the River Dochart which splits just below the old bridge there to form an island: Innis Bhuidhe (“yellow island” in Gaelic). 933 more words

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