THE SCOTTISH Place Name Society held its annual conference at the Three Villages Hall in Arrochar on Saturday November 2.
One presentation was about mountain names around Arrochar — based on Pont's early map — one of which is Ben Arthur, or the Cobbler.
Scottish Place-Name Society
Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba
1000–1055 Registration and coffee/tea
1100–1150 Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson and Elizabeth Carmichael: Arrochar Place-names and the Hidden Heritage Project
1150–1240 Ronald Black: Place-names in the Dewar Manuscripts
1240–1255 Simon Taylor: Introducing Place-names of the Aird and Strathglass, Inverness-shire, by Simon Taylor with Ronald Maclean and Jake King
1255–1355 Lunch and book launch
1355–1420 Peter Drummond: The Cobbler and his Neighbours: Some Mountain Names around Arrochar
1420–1445 Alison Grant: The Nicolaisen Archive
1445–1515 Alan Cameron: The Place-names in the Poem Flory Loynachan
1515–1545 Bill Stephens: Sneaky Swans: Ealaidh in Place and Tradition
1545–1600 Closing Discussion
- Photo by Brian Kay.