Public Talk on Gazetteer for Scotland

As part of the University’s mission to reach out into the community, Bruce Gittings gave another public talk, this time to the Liberton Association in South Edinburgh. Taking place on Saturday 22nd February and attended by about 60 people, the talk was entitled “Describing Scotland from the 19th Century to the 21st”. This described work over a period of twenty years on The Gazetteer for Scotland, a web-based resource which has also given rise to a reference book published by Harper Collins. The web site grows continuously and now contains almost 23,000 entries on places in Scotland, 10,000 photographs and includes the same volume of words as thirty paperback novels. The talk was very well received by the audience, who had many questions to ask at its conclusion.

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