Event Type: Talk
Blackbarony: What’s in a Name?

DATE:
Tue 14 January

TIME:
7:30PM

PRICE:
£6, free for Tweeddale Society members and schoolchildren.

DESCRIPTION:

George Futers explores the evolution of various Borders place names.

Peebles Professor John Veitch (1829-1894) (Glasgow University) once referred to the history of the Scottish Borders being painted in its place names. This is certainly true of the Eddleston Valley where the history of the valley is painted in the languages of its’ various inhabitants over the years. From the early Celtic speaking locals to the later visitors from Scandinavia and Western Europe, the place names tell their own story. After the Celts, Vikings, Normans and Templars left their indelible marks on the locale. The talk concludes with a selection of anecdotes from the Parish.

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