Heritage: Name Studies at the University of Glasgow

The Scottish Toponymy in Transition (STIT) project aims to research and publish three volumes of the place-names of Kinross-shire, Clackmannanshire and Menteith, in addition to beginning research on the place-names of Berwickshire and Ayrshire.

The project team from the College of Arts is actively engaging the public with events such as place-name walks, talks to local history societies and putting on exhibitions. The project is also working with Education Scotland to produce place-name resources for the school curriculum.
The College has particular expertise in the study of names (Onomastics) with a lively academic community researching place- and personal names throughout Scotland. Potential areas for future work include developing place-name apps and walks for the tourist industry.

Partner: Education Scotland

Academic: Prof Carole HoughDr Elia Williamson, Prof Thomas Clancy, Dr Simon Taylor


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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