TDGNHAS Series III, Volume 82

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Contents of this volume

J. Young

Extracts from the Notebook of the late James H Wilson: A Glencaple Wildfowler 1872-1947

Zoology, Ornithology

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Extracts from the ornithological and wild-fowling notebook of James H Wilson a Glencaple Wildfowler 1872-1947. Full species records are provided as also records of communications with noted ornithologists of the period such as Sir Hugh Gladstone, Sir Pete

Alex Maxwell Findlater

Another Look at Bagimond

Mediaeval, Etymology

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In preparation for the last crusade, the Pope ordered that all church-men should pay a tithe towards its cost. This tithe was to be calculated, not on the ancient valuation of their holdings, but on their current value. In about 1275 Master Baiamundus de

Jane Murray

Sir Herbert Maxwell: Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland 1908-1934

Archaeology (General), Prehistory (General), Antiquarian, Recent, Recent (Literature & Art), Genealogy

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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland was established by Royal Warrant in February 1908, entrusted with the task of making an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustra

J. Pickin

A Concealed Sock from Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire

Recent, Recent (Social), Folklore

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A short article describing the finding of a sock in a recess close to the chimney flue at Mull Cottage, Kirkmaiden. The sock was found to be stuffed with thistles and it is suggested that it may be of 18th century date and concealed to trap spitits: it is

David F. Devereux

Favourites from the Stewartry Museum [Presidential Address - a Lecture to the Society, 5th October 2007]

Proceedings, Museums, History, Recent (Literature & Art), Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 156(2.63 MB)


In an illustrated lecture, the retiring President, David Devereux, Museums Curator for the Stewartry in Dumfries and Galloway Museums Service, presented a wide variety of archaeological and local historical artefacts, fine and decorative art, photographs,

P. Kirkland

Scottish and Bulgarian Butterflies [Lecture to the Society, 19th October 2007]

Proceedings, Entomology

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Mr Kirkland made a comment at the start of his talk that it might seem to be an odd title for his talk to link the butterflies of Scotland with those of Bulgaria. There were two main reasons for the choice. Firstly the contrast between the two countries

D. Patrick

Union of the Parliaments 1707-2007 [Lecture to the Society, 2nd November 2007]

Proceedings, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 156(2.63 MB)


Since the 1960s the historiography of the Union has been dominated by those historians who believe it was achieved by means of corruption, English threats and the venality of Scots MPs, and on the other hand, those who have concentrated on Scotland’s de

A. Sheridan

New Insights into the Neolithic of West and South West Scotland [The Cormack Lecture to the Society, 7th December 2007]

Proceedings, Neolithic

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This talk covered the new information that has emerged about the early farming communities (4000-2500 BC) in this part of Scotland over the past 25 years. It emphasised the importance of Bill Cormack’s work in laying the foundations for what we know today

B. Unwin

Plants of Australia and New Zealand [Lecture to the Society, 16th November 2007]

Botany, Proceedings

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Mr Unwin took advantage of an organised group visit to the Antipodes to go plant-hunting in the South Island of New Zealand and Tasmania in 1996, since when he has made return visits to the latter. It was mid-summer with temperatures of 30 degrees C when

T. Cowie

Clues to the Past: The Eddleston Parish Project [Lecture to the Society, 15th February 2008]

Proceedings, Archaeology (General), Parish History

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 158(2.63 MB)


This presentation described the content and interim results of a field project being undertaken by the Peeblesshire Archaeological Society, of which the speaker is currently Chairman. Since its formation in 1994, the society has undertaken an active prog

D. Gulland

Sundials and their History [Lecture to the Society, 1st February 2008]

Proceedings, Horology

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From earliest times mankind has used the movement of shadows produced by the apparent movement of the sun to reckon time and to determine the importance of daily and seasonal activities. Any device, which uses the direction of the shadow by the sun, or th

A. Nicholson

Vikings in Dumfries and Galloway [Lecture to the Society, 18th January 2008]

Proceedings, Early Mediaeval

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The Vikings have a bad name in history as harbingers of wanton destruction piling off longships to raid villages and sack monasteries. Recent movies such as Pathfinder and Beowulf reinforce the stereotype of early mediaeval warriors engaging in drinking

J. Brann

Update on Dumfries and Galloway Council Archaeology Service [Members' Night Lecture to the Society, 29th February 2008]

Proceedings, Archaeology (General), Prehistory (General)

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Since last speaking to the Society, major technical advances in the Sites and Monuments Record database and the use of a Geographic Information System have been made, facilitating electronic communication with the area planning offices and others. Key ar

T.D. Stephens

The Birtwhistles of Galloway and North Yorkshire: Drovers, Industrialists, Poets and Spies [Lecture to the Society, 29th March 2008]

Proceedings, Recent, Recent (Social), History

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Lecture in Kirkcudbright Town Hall The speaker showed how records from some dozen English and Scottish archives had enabled a picture to be built of the lives of three generations of the Birtwhistle family, possibly the greatest drovers and graziers of th