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Galloway Comes to Glasgow

Our first event of 2017 saw Galloway come to Glasgow. After a few weeks of festive frivolities, our members, interns and writers peeled themselves off their sofas, lifted themselves out of the food induced stupor and made their way to the CCA Clubroom to bring in 2017 with the SWC. 481 more words

Past Events

Overcoming a slur: Incoming Sat Nav and me!


‘You know you’re no good at this sort of thing!’

For years, I believed this kind of slur, and its many siblings; in fact, to me, it was a truth almost Biblical in its resonance and terror-factor. 980 more words

Creative Writing

Prince’s Lodge and the Castell Collection

Prince’s Lodge is a beautiful colonial house belonging to, English born St Helena historian, Robin Castell (who actually resides in South Africa), who, in addition to numerous other books on St Helena, publishes albums of photographs illustrating the history, geography and sociology of Saint Helena. 346 more words

St Helena

Surge of news in UK GIS Flood Datasets

For those involved in flood mapping, environmental planning /change, or just a passing interest; there has been a recent surge in news on GIS flood mapping datasets in the UK. 424 more words

Mapping Biodiversity data on smaller than one degree scale

Guest Post by Enjie (Jane) LI

I have been using bdvis package (version 0.2.9) to visualize the iNaturalist records of RAScals project (http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/rascals) 496 more words


Map Artwork Craft

This is a wonderful craft to use when reading/learning about maps, map-making, and atlases. It requires very little prep work and it is a fun way for the young ones to express themselves through artwork. 122 more words