Articles tagged with the topic ‘Proceedings’

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D. Gulland

Sundials and their History

Proceedings, Horology

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


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


B. Unwin

Plants of Australia and New Zealand

Botany, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 157(2.63 MB)


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


A. Sheridan

New Insights into the Neolithic of West and South West Scotland

Proceedings, Neolithic

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 157(2.63 MB)


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


D. Patrick

Union of the Parliaments 1707-2007

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


P. Kirkland

Scottish and Bulgarian Butterflies

Proceedings, Entomology

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


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


I. Maxwell

Early Christian and Pictish Stones

Proceedings, Early Mediaeval

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 139(2.95 MB)


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


R. Forrester

Changes to Scotland's Birdlife - a new Avifauna

Proceedings, Ornithology

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 139(2.95 MB)


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


D. Caldwell

The Firth of Clyde in the Mediaeval Period - a clash of cultures?

Proceedings, Mediaeval

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 138(2.95 MB)


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


B. Morrell

A Wild Goose Chase, Caerlaverock and the Arctic

Ornithology, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 179(3.8 MB)


Lecture to the Society, 17th February, 2006. The recovery of the Svalbard Barnacle Goose population from around 300 in the late 1940s to 27,000 in the winter of 2005-6 has been a huge success for conservation but with a changing global climate what will t


D. Finnegan

Border Hints and Scientific Contagion: The Rise and Spread of Victorian Natural History Societies in Victorian Scotland

Recent, Recent (Social), Miscellaneous, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 178(3.8 MB)


Summary of a lecture given to the Society on 4th November 2005. The talk unearthed fragments of the rich tradition of publication participation in natural science by re-visiting the enthusiastic and idiosyncratic world of popular natural history in Victor


Y. Boles

Black Grouse in Dumfries and Galloway

Zoology, Ornithology, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 178(3.8 MB)


Summary of a lecture given to the Society on 21st October, 2005. An overview of the ecology of black grouse was initially described from identification, breeding behaviour, where they live and what the birds ate at different times of the year. The status


E. Toolis

Sumaria to Scotland, The Roots of Scottish Gardens


TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 191(4.05 MB)


Summary of the Presidential address of Mrs E Toolis presented to the Society on 1st October 2004.
Gardening began in the Fertile Crescent with Sumeria, the first civilisation. Their gardens had sophisticated watering systems with new, imported plants and


N. Chisholm

The River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board River Management

Proceedings, Biology, Zoology

TDGNHAS Series III, 78 (2004), 156(4.91 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society on 19th March 2004 by Nick Chisholm, Environmental Manager to the River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board. The River Annan is unaffected by hydro-electric power schemes, unlike so many Highland rivers, and i