In this, the second conference exploring the linguistic heritage of Galloway, a range of speakers will consider the history, current usage and survival prospects for the distinctive variety of the Scots Leid or language spoken in Galloway.
The programme will include:
Professor Jeremy Smith who will deliver the key note address.
“Haud yir tongue and mind yir language - a sociolinguistic study of the distinctive accent of south west Scotland”.
Professor J,Derrick McClure:
“John Mactaggart’s Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopaedia”
Bird Names of Dumfries and Galloway
“Cormilligan, Parish of Tynron, Passion, Poetry and Video”.
And the voices and views of local speakers of the Scots of Galloway.
We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Beltie Books of Wigtown.
The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme.