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Calton

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From Govan to Shettleston via Polmadie (with a few stops along the way): an exploration of Glasgow’s place-names.

This talk explores Glasgow’s fascinating history through its place-names. These place-names provide evidence of the languages spoken locally from the medieval period to the present day — Brittonic (a language closely related to Old Welsh), Gaelic and Scots — and a unique insight into how speakers of these languages perceived and used the local landscape.

Dr. Alasdair C. Whyte was brought up on the island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides but has been living in Glasgow for the last decade. He recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Celtic and Gaelic from the University of Glasgow where he now holds a postdoctoral research post. He is a currently a researcher on the Mapping Gaelic Glasgow / Glaschu nan Gàidheal air a’ Mhapa project which forms the basis for this talk.

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This talk will take place in the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival pop-up hub at St. Andrew's in the Square.

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