TDGNHAS Series III, Volume 81

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B. Mearns

The Dragonflies and Damselflies breeding in Dumfries and Galloway 1975-2006

Entomology, Botany

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The Atlas of the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland (Merritt et al 1996) showed the distribution of thirteen breeding species in Dumfries and Galloway (D&G) for the period 1975-1990. Barbara Mearns began recording in 1993 and during the summers of 1993-20

R. Mearns and B. Mearns

The Breeding Birds of the Solway Islands

Botany, Zoology, Ornithology

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The Solway islands are little known beyond Dumfries and Galloway, indeed several books about the islands of Scotland omit them altogether (e.g. H.Haswell-Smith. 2004. 'The Scottish Islands a comprehensive guide to every Scottish island)'. Progressing fr

S. Ramsay, J.J. Miller and R.A. Housley

Paleoenvironmental Investigations of Rispain Mire, Whithorn

Quaternary geology, Botany, Archaeology (General), Prehistory (General), Mesolithic, Iron Age, Early Mediaeval, Neolithic

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On behalf of the Whithorn Trust, and with support from Historic Scotland, a palaeoenvironmental study was carried out on a wet fen/mire located 400 m south of Rispain Camp, an Iron Age site in Galloway. The investigation revealed a good lateglacial and ea

T. Rees and D. Gordon

The Annanfoot Roman Camp, Newbie

Roman and Romano British

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The purpose of this note is to record the findings of an archaeological evaluation at Muirkirk Road, Newbie on 0.74 ha of agricultural ground to be developed for housing (NGR: NY 1808 6528). The evaluation, in November 2004, comprised six trenches coverin

Andrew Breeze

Brittonic Place-names from South-West Scotland Part 7: Pennygant

Early Mediaeval, Mediaeval, Etymology

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Pennygant is a fell in Roxburghshire/Borders, by the border of Dumfries and Galloway. Its name has been of obscure meaning, but seems to mean ‘hill of the English, summit of the foreigners’ in Cumbric. It would apparently date from the occupation of the D

R. Chadburn

Building Stone Sources for Whithorn Priory, Dundrennan Abbey and other historic Buildings in Galloway

Geology, Mediaeval, Industrial Archaeology

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In 2003, during a survey of the collection of decorative carved stones from the ecclesiastical buildings on the site of Whithorn Cathedral Priory, the writer was asked to add a geological annotation to the stonework typologies. Upon analysis, the stonewor

Alex Anderson and James Williams

Bridgend Bridge, Dundrennan - A Monastic Structure?

Mediaeval, Recent

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Bridgend Bridge at Dundrennan is situated on the branch road to Rerrick Kirk and Orroland and has the appearance of a mediaeval ribbed arch. In order to gain some idea of its age and origin, the writers have examined both the documentary evidence and the

C. Nicolson

The Ordeal of Patrick McMaster: A Galloway Merchant in the American Revolution

Recent, Recent (Social), Genealogy, History

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Patrick McMaster was born on March 19, 1741, at Currochtrie in Kirkmaiden parish. This article describes the various vissisitudes that befell him while in business in Colonial Boston at the time of the American War of Independence. The article aims to con

D.E. Marsden

The Development of Kirkcudbright in the Early 19th Century by the Emergence of Voluntarism

Recent, Recent (Social)

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In the 1790s Kirkcudbright was developed by an initiative inaugurated and overseen by the
Burgh Council and inspired by a touch of personal design imparted by the interaction of
the Burgh Council and the local lairds, the Dunbar family.(1) Thus there em

W. Holland

Additional Information on the Churches at Lochend and Beeswing

Recent, Recent (Social)

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This short Addenda contribution provides additional information on church provision at Beeswing and Lochend in the light of Richard Smith's article 'Presbyterian Divisions and Edifice Rivalry in Galloway, 1743-1900' which appeared in volume 80 of these Tr

James Williams

Alfred Truckell MBE, MA, FMA, FSA, FSA Scot (1919-2007)


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Obituary of Alfred Edgar Truckell - who was a significant contributor to the success and progress of the Society from the time of his election in 1947. He was President 1974-77; Editor 1951-75 and throughout the period 1947-82 acted as Curator of the Soci

J.M. Coles

A E Truckell, J G Scott and W F Cormack: A retrospective view


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A retrospective appreciation of the work and characters of A E Truckell, J G Scott and W F Cormack as recounted by Prof. J M Coles.

J. Threlfell

History of Wildlife Art [Lecture to the Society, 20th October, 2006]

Proceedings, Botany, Zoology, Ornithology

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Wildlife Art as such is a fairly recent development coinciding with a desire to celebrate the natural world and to conserve it. Animals and birds have featured in art of one form or another however down the centuries, from cave paintings onwards, but subs

K. Dingwall

Recent Work at Whithorn: Research and Training Excavation in the Manse Field [Lecture to the Society, 6th October, 2006]

Proceedings, Archaeology (General), Bronze Age, Mediaeval, Prehistory (General)

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A lecture reporting on excavations in the Manse Field, Whithorn. The excavations revealed features dating from the prehistoric period onwards. Comparisons with other features identified in the Manse Field can be seen at Hoddom where excavations revealed e

S. Carter

The Work of the Council for Scottish Archaeology [Lecture to the Society, 3rd November, 2006]

Proceedings, Archaeology (General)

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Scotland has an archaeology heritage of great value. The many well-preserved and accessible sites help us to appreciate how people lived in the distant past, particularly in prehistoric periods when the knowledge, values and beliefs of communities were ve

M. Service

Hannahfield and the War Department Connection [Lecture to the Society, 19th January, 2007]

Proceedings, Recent, Recent (Social), History

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An illustrated talk on the Dumfries Hannahfield estate c.1829-1928 was given by a local military enthusiast who, having discovered by chance two War Department Boundary Stones near the Kingholm completed some months of on site investigations and research

D. Caldwell

The Firth of Clyde in the Mediaeval Period - a clash of cultures? [Lecture to the Society, 1st December, 2006]

Proceedings, Mediaeval

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The speaker noted that it is reasonably obvious to many that the two sides of the Firth of Clyde, the coast of Ayrshire on the one hand and Kintyre on the other, are two different worlds. This was not always the case. What is more, the flow of ideas and o

R. Forrester

Changes to Scotland's Birdlife - a new Avifauna [Lecture to the Society, 16th February, 2007]

Proceedings, Ornithology

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The speaker explained that the birdlife of Scotland continues to evolve and our knowledge and understanding of these changes is much greater than in the past. Over one hundred and fifty Scottish birdwatchers and ornothologists had contributed to a new boo

I. Maxwell

Early Christian and Pictish Stones [Lecture to the Society, 31st March, 2007]

Proceedings, Early Mediaeval

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J. Romilly Allen and co-author Joseph Anderson published ‘The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland’ (ECMS) in 1903. One hundred years on that work still provides us with the most definitive overview of the subject. Over the same period weathering and dec