Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP)

The audience arriving for the September meeting

The opening event of the History Society’s 2017/08 programme was an interesting, and beautifully delivered, talk by Joana Valdez-Tullett from Historic Environment Scotland.

Originally from Portugal, Joana studied for a PhD at Southampton University before joining Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP), which is hosted by Historic Environment Scotland and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council with specialist inputs from the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art.

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Graeme Cavers new book will be published in October. Information about it, including purchasing details, can be found below.

A Lake Dwelling in its Landscape presents the full results of excavations at an important, short-lived crannog site of the 5th century at Cults Loch, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland and explores both the relationship between the crannog and its social and physical landscape and the wider role and function of crannogs.

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Scottish Local History Forum- Clish- Clash, Issue 23

The latest copy has been issued and can be found at the following link

https://www.slhf.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/clish-clash23.pdf

This issue contains information from various Scottish Societies including talks, walks, exhibitions and websites. For example, the following link is to images from Aberdeen Central Library which celebrates its 150th centenary in July this year.

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David R Collin’s next book is coming soon.

This a pre- publication notice about David R. Collin’s next book, “Life and Death on Little Ross

  • A tale of 117 years of devotion to duty, peacefulness and calm, disrupted by a day of inexplicable violence.
  • A community’s battle to have a lighthouse built
  • Includes extracts from a lighthouse keeper’s detailed diary written during WW1 on Little Ross

If you would like more information about the book, or an order form, please contact below for a flyer.

secretary@kirkcudbrighthistorysociety.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Andrew Douglas (1752-1830): A Tribute to His Life and Times by His Fourth Great Grandson, Michael T. Tracy

 

Andrew Douglas, the son of a tenant farmer, was born at Upper Senwick in Borgue Parish, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

Douglas married Sarah Thomson in Borgue Parish and they would have six children. Andrew Douglas worked as a farm labourer firstly at Overlaw in Rerrick Parish and lastly at Little Sypland in Kirkcudbright Parish.

We are grateful to Michael Tracy who has sent us the PDF document in our Features section for inclusion in our website. It describes the life and times of Andrew Douglas as researched by Michael.