Scotland's Rural Past will hold its first annual conference on Saturday 15 November 2008 at the Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Birnam, Perth and Kinross. We have organised a full and varied conference programme which we hope reflects the high quality and variety of SRP projects taking place across the country. The keynote talk on placenames will be given by Dr Simon Taylor from the University of Glasgow. In addition to the papers being presented by SRP volunteers, there will also be opportunities to have your questions answered at one of the 'clinics' hosted by the SRP team, and to see and participate in a number of rural craft demonstrations. We hope you will also join us for the conference dinner on Saturday evening.
On Sunday 16 morning, there will be a guided walk in Pitlochry woods to investigate the historic landscape. Places on the walk will be restricted, so please apply early!
To book your place at the conference please download, complete and return the booking form in the conference programme. We have also put together a Word document listing travel and accomodation details. We would be grateful if you could confirm your registration by 20 September 2008.
A map of the conference venue can be found here.