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greengalloway · 21h ago

A walk through the history of Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas in 1794From National Library of Scotland I was at a meeting of the Castle Douglas Development Forum tonight [15 January 2018] to discuss this year' s Castle Douglas Civic Week...
greengalloway · 5d ago

Galloway- Scotland's third periphery

Photograph- Kilnair from Lochinvar, near Dalry, Galloway.Kilnair is from the Gaelic cuil an air which means 'the corner of the ploughing'. The site therefore dates back at least to the twelf...
greengalloway · 2W ago

No Grave for King Galdus

Cairnholy I- King Galdus' Grave?Torhouse stone circle -King Galdus' Grave ?No Grave for King GaldusWilliam of Malmesbury wrote in 1125 that 'King Arthur's grave is nowhere seen, whence antiq...
greengalloway · 3W ago

A Gaelic Kingdom Restored?

                                        Proposed Galloway National Park.Note the Rhinns of Galloway will be includedThe Rebirth of Gaelic Galloway?A Gaelic Galloway Conference will be held o...
greengalloway · 1M ago

Regional romanticism and the invention of Galloway

I met Gerald McKeever recently and we had a very interesting discussion about the project he is working on 'Regional Romanticism: Dumfriesshire and Galloway 1770-1830’ I have jotted down som...
greengalloway · 2M ago

Crass: innocent skinheads brutally attacked

Transcript of Crass statements printed in Kill Your Pet Puppy issue 1 , January 1980.The first is the response by Crass to the notorious Persons Unknown benefit gig 7 September 1979. It is t...
greengalloway · 2M ago

Crass : the freedom of the will

On 7 September 1979, a benefit gig for the Persons Unknown Anarchist Conspiracy trial defendants in the Conway Hall, London was disrupted by about 40 neo-Nazi skinheads. The British Movement...
greengalloway · 2M ago

Galloway Levellers Talk 22 October

Some of you may remember that two years ago Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell gave talk here in the Catstrand  about their radio series and book on the Lowland Clearances. I was interviewed...
greengalloway · 4M ago

Talk Castle Douglas, Food and History

This is the text of a talk I gave for the Castle Douglas Harvest food festival 9 September 2017. I will add some images laterCastle Douglas  and FoodCastle Douglas is not quite 230 years old...
greengalloway · 5M ago

transition transmission

Clifford Harper's cover for Undercurrents 20, 1977I am giving a talk about the Galloway Levellers in October. For most people who know about them, their uprising was against the enclosure of...