TDGNHAS Series III, Volume 77

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Contents of this volume

H. Boyd and J. Young

Measurements of Geese by R A H Combes: relationships between mass and body size of pink-footed and greylag geese

Zoology, Ornithology

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Linear measurements and masses of over 700 geese, most shot around the Solway Firth in 1938-1960, provide scare information on total length and wing span and identify some differences in mass and in linear measurements from those reported elsewhere. The s

A. Saville

A Flint Core-tool from Wig Sands, Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, and a consideration of the absence of Core-tools in the Scottish Mesolithic

Quaternary geology, Mesolithic, Neolithic

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The collections of Stranraer Museum include a flint core tool from the shore at Wig Sands, south-east of the village of Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. Wig Sands is an area of flat sand and cobbles forming the beach of Wig Bay on the west side of Loch Ryan, some

J.C. Henderson, B.A. Crone and M.G. Cavers

A Condition Survey of Selected Crannogs in south-west Scotland

Prehistory (General), Iron Age, Roman and Romano British, Early Mediaeval, Mediaeval, Botany

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The first phase of the South-West Scotland Crannog Survey, the primary fieldwork for which was carried out in 1989, examined the assumption that submerged crannogs in the south-west were relatively stable while their counterparts on drained land were rapi

Andrew Breeze

Brittonic Place-names from south-west Scotland, Part 4: Glentenmont, Rattra, Tarras and Tinny Hill

Etymology, Early Mediaeval, Mediaeval

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Glentenmont, Rattra, Tarras and Tinny Hill are all in Dumfries and galloway, with Cumbric names that respectively seem to mean 'fire-river mountain', 'great homestead', 'strong river' and 'hill of (a man called) Tanet'. They are this evidence for the anci

Frances Wilkins

The Role of Wigtownshire in Eighteenth Century Smuggling

Recent, Recent (Social), History

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According to the Board of Customs in Edinburgh, 'very considerable' quantities of contraband goods were landed in Wigtownshire during the eighteenth century. Only 1.3% of Scotland's population lived here at the time so that the region could not provide cu

C. Booth

Curries and Duncans in Dumfriesshire

Genealogy, Recent, Recent (Social)

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This article reproduces the text of Sir Christopher Booth's lecture to CUSSAG at the Crichton University, Dumfries, during 2002. The text traces the families of Currie and Duncan from their origins in Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfriesshire in the early 18th

James Williams

Notes on Coastal Erosion and Mid 19th Century Antiquaries at Newbie Shore, Annan

Quaternary geology, Prehistory (General), Bronze Age, Recent, Recent (Social), Antiquarian, Field Meeting

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In the 1860s this Society made a number of field excursions to the eroding coastline at Newbie near Annan. These excursions are described from notes in the early printed Transactions and the earliest MS Minute book of the Society. The article is illustrat