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.

OTHER EVENTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

Celebrating Life (and Death) the Humanist Way
Celebrating Life (and Death) the Humanist Way Date: 18/02/2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Price: Free but please book An introduction to a different way of celebrating life's milestones.
Children of the Mountain
Children of the Mountain Date: 21/02/2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Price: Free but please book John Matthews builds places where children can get an education ... in Nepal. Find out more...
Angels with Broken Wings
Angels with Broken Wings Date: 13/03/2020 Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Price: Free, please book tickets Artist Linda Lewin explains her familiy's very deep and personal relationship with Burma (Myanmar) stretching back to the 1920s. 
Secret Tweeddale
Secret Tweeddale Date: 11/02/2020 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Price: £6 Tweeddale Society: Liz Hanson explores beyond the most familiar local landscapes.
Tweedgreen: Sustainable Housing
Tweedgreen: Sustainable Housing Date: 20/02/2020 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Price: £8, £4 under 25 How to build attractive, sustainable and affordable homes.
Tweedgreen: Ethical Fashion
Tweedgreen: Ethical Fashion Date: 19/03/2020 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Price: £5, £3 under 25s Upcycling, swishing and more with students from Heriot Watt.