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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

SLS Annual Collogue

13th August 2009

The Annual Collogue of the Scots Language Society will take place on Saturday 10 October 2009 at the A.K. Bell Library, York Place, Perth. This year’s theme is ‘The Interaction between Scots and Gaelic’. The fee, inclusive of buffet lunch, is £15 (£12 concession). If you would like to attend, please contact the Administrator, John Law, on 01764 682315 or by e-mail mail@lallans.co.uk. Alternatively you can pay online at www.lallans.co.uk/storefornt3.. The programme for the day will be as follows:

9.30 am Reception & Registration 10.00 Welcome & Introduction – John Law (Administrator) 10.10 Professor Donald Meek – ‘Giving Stick to the Minister: aspects of Lexical and Idiomatic Borrowing between Scots and Gaelic’ 11.00 Elaine Morton, Secretar, Scots Leid Associe – 'Forth bridles the wild Highlandman': Facts, Fictions and Fantasies - impact of Highland culture on the Lowlands in historical and urban contexts’ 11.30 Sangschaw session – a selection from the Sangshaw literary competition entries, & announcement of this year’s winners of the Scotsoun Hugh MacDiarmid and Robert MacLellan Trophies for poetry and prose 12.15 Presentation of Annual Accounts, & AGM o the Scots Language Society 12.45 Buffet Lunch 13.45 Dr George Philp introduces his new book ‘A Companion to Scotsoun’ 14.15 Ian MacDonald, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (Gaelic Books Council) – ‘A Meeting-Ground in Letters; some examples of literary interactions’ 15.15 J. Derrick McClure – ‘On Settin Owre Dàin do Eimhir intil Scots’ 16.15 Aathegither – General meeting, and questions and answers, on issues arising out of the day; concluding about 5pm