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Islands – past

29 April @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

In this first instalment of our ‘Islands – past, present and future’ series, we are looking backwards to explore the exciting and complex history of the Scottish Islands.

Reflecting on our histories is vital to understanding identity, community, culture, environment, and power.

In this first instalment of our tri-part ‘Islands – past, present and future’ series, we are looking backwards to explore the exciting and complex past of the Scottish Islands. We will be revisiting the places and people whose stories have contributed to our conceptualisation of and relationship with the Isle of Skye and Scotland’s islands more widely.

On Saturday 29 April, learn all about the latest research looking into island history through several different lenses – from personal recollection allied to traditional sources, poetry and demography to language, archaeology, and ornithology:

  • Mark the 250th anniversary of Johnson and Boswell’s journey 
  • Learn about the seaways that connected people of the western islands
  • Discuss how island, human, and bird populations have changed
  • Discover Scotland’s Jurassic Park

Join the RSE for this day of exploration, questioning and reflection through at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

Details

Date:
29 April
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
https://rse.org.uk/whats-on/event/islands-past-skye/

Venue

Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

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