A&H Talks April 2021

Wednesday 21st April at 7.30 p.m.
Topic: Gaelic Place Names in West Stormont.
Speaker: Jennifer McKay.

West Stormont is the area which lies to the west of the Tay and north of the River Almond, between Perth and Dunkeld. This map, surveyed  in 1683, shows some of the names Jennifer McKay will speak about in her talk: Logiealmond, Tyllybeltown, Ochtergaven, Monedie, Inverneitie and many more names in West Stormont all spring from Gaelic roots but what do they mean? Join our Zoom meeting and find out.

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Meeting ID: 935 0142 1710

Passcode: 793804

Wednesday 28th April at 7.30 p.m.
Topic: ‘The Dethe of the Kynge of Scotis’: King James I in Perth.
Speaker: David Bowler.

King James 1 had great plans for Perth, as national capital and royal mausoleum, symbolising the place of the Stuart dynasty at the centre of an ambitious Renaissance kingdom. The mausoleum was needed sooner than planned. He was murdered at the Blackfriars in 1437, and buried in the Carthusian priory. Sadly this dampened royal enthusiasm for Perth as the nation’s capital. Perth never reached the heights James had planned for her. Her citizens have mostly forgotten the murky deeds of 1437, and the buildings where they unfolded have long since vanished from view.

What do we know about the sites of his murder and his burial?

David Bowler is current President of the PSNS, and Director of Alder Archaeology Ltd. He has been working in Perth since 1983, and will bring us up to date on what has been learned so far.

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Meeting ID: 912 0060 1334
Passcode: 866923