The REELS team is looking forward to participating in two events at this year’s Scottish Borders Heritage Festival, which takes place over the month of September in venues throughout the Scottish Borders.
On Saturday 30 September join us in Coldstream any time between 2 and 5pm to visit our exhibition and share information about local place-names:
What’s your Place in Berwickshire? Come along to Coldstream Community Centre to find out why the places in Berwickshire have the names that they do Learn about the Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland project at the University of Glasgow and its survey of Berwickshire place-names Share your own knowledge of local pronunciations and of unusual names that don’t appear on the map Coldstream Community Centre High Street, Coldstream, TD12 4AP Saturday 30 September, 2–5pm
The second event – a free public talk by Dr Simon Taylor – will also take place on the same day and in the same venue at 7pm:
Place-Names and their Place in the History of Berwickshire A talk by Dr Simon Taylor, exploring the rich heritage of Berwickshire place-names and what they can reveal about the landscape, environment and history of the south-east Borders Coldstream Community Centre High Street, Coldstream, TD12 4AP Saturday 30 September, 7pm