Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Traditional arts, languages and culture in Scotland

This is a holding page for information on the Voice of the People event at The Queen’s Hall on 6th December 2019 – join us!

John MacInnes staff portrait from the School of Scottish Studies. John wears a shirt tie and jacket and looks at the camera.

“Last of the native scholars”   In May 2019, John MacInnes, acknowledged as the “last of the native scholars”, died in Edinburgh. A memorial took place that overflowed with tributes in speech, poetry, narrative and song, a celebration of a generous and intelligent scholar.   Even as a teenager, I could tell we were in […]

Celtic & Scottish Studies celebrates World Play A Strathspey Day – 15th May A few strathspeys (rhythmic Scottish tunes and songs) from our Scottish Ethnology team. https://youtu.be/uiThEhDgUek In the film Dr Lori Watson, Lecturer in Scottish Ethnology, sings the first verse of ‘Song of the Gillie More’ by Hamish Henderson set to traditional strathspey ‘Whistle […]

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