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Northern and Insular Scots

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of ‘English’, exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were ... More


Constructing a Narrative for the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland: The Use of ‘Hard Science’ and Archaeological Reasoning

Alison Sheridan and Pierre Pétrequin

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Case studies are presented to discuss various ways, good and bad, in which ‘hard science’ has been used to construct aspects of the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. The use of radiocarbon dating and ... More


A Knock at the Door: Sloan v B: The Orkney Case

Elaine E Sutherland

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the Orkney case (1991), which involved the removal of nine children from their homes in South Ronaldsay, one of the Orkney Islands, and their resettlement in the Scottish ... More


Introduction

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely the Scots dialects of northern Scotland and the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland — dialects spoken by a wide variety of ... More


The Fall of the House of Alpín and the Moray Question

Alex Woolf

in From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the reigns of Constantín son of Cuileén and Cinaed son of Dub; Mael Coluim son of Cinaed; and Cnut the Great; the Moray question; the earldom of Orkney; the ... More


Scandinavian Scotland

Alex Woolf

in From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The political narrative for Scotland in the eighth to eleventh centuries has had to be written principally from Irish and English sources. This has led to a southern bias in the story told and almost ... More


Divided Loyalties: Arnórr jarlaskáld and the Jarls of Orkney

Erin Michelle Goeres

in The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson. Although Arnórr composed highly competent erfidrápur for the kings of Norway, Haraldr Sigurðarson and Magnús Óláfsson, his stanzas ... More


The Norse in Scotland: Assembly and New Ancestors

Alexandra Sanmark

in Viking Law and Order: Places and Rituals of Assembly in the Medieval North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402293
eISBN:
9781474435260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402293.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the evidence of Norse administrative structures and thing sites in Norse Scotland. This area, unlike Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes, had been populated since the Mesolithic ... More


Neolithic Pasts, Neolithic Futures: The Contemporary Socio-politics of Prehistoric Landscapes

Gavin MacGregor

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The ways that we understand the Neolithic period in Scotland are often shaped by the study of certain areas. In this paper, the significance of the designation of areas of Orkney in the 1990s as the ... More


Mary

Linden Bicket

in George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Brown’s engagement with Mariology in three ways. First, the chapter discusses Brown’s creative use of the Virgin Mary’s various iconographical depictions and cults, in order ... More


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