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Tickets for the upcoming ‘750 Years of the Treaty of Perth’ conference
(Saturday, 27 August) are now available

27 August:
1 October:
26 November:
A conference to mark the 750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Perth will be held at Perth Museum. Jointly organised by the SSNS and Culture Perth and Kinross; tickets now available here. Further details can be found on the Culture Perth and Kinross website and the conference programme is available here.
‘A’m Grippit Dis Laand’: A Conference in Honour of Dr Doreen Waugh (1944-2015) will be held at 50 George Square, Edinburgh. EH8 9LD. Jointly organised by the SSNS and the Scottish Placenames Society. A full programme can be found here and the conference application form can be downloaded here.
The 2016 SSNS Day Conference and AGM will be held at 50 George Square, Edinburgh. EH8 9LD. Programme to follow.

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During the Society's last residential weekend on Coll (2015), Nicholas Maclean-Bristol and his wife, Lavinia, provided engaging talks on the Maclean family history and life on Coll, respectively. The texts of both of their talks are now available below.

Nicholas Maclean-Bristol • Rum Belonged to Maclean of Coll; Barra was Owned by MacNeil

Lavinia Maclean-Bristol • A Snapshot of Coll in 2015

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