Author: Meg HylandMeg Hyland is a PhD candidate in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She holds a first class MA (Hons) in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews and an MSc with distinction in Celtic and Scottish Studies from the University of Edinburgh.
Hello everyone! I am preparing for the second fieldwork trip of my PhD research. Last summer I went to Shetland, and this summer I am going to the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man was a very important stop in the herring industry of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fishermen from Scotland, England, and […]
Hello everyone! My first peer-reviewed article on gutting songs is now available. I’m so honoured to be published in Scottish Studies, the flagship journal of the field. You will even find a photo of herring gutters on the cover of the issue, courtesy of the Scottish Fisheries Museum! The article is called “‘Tam o’ Shanter […]
Hello there! I’m Meg Hyland, a PhD candidate in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. This blog is intended to be a resource for anyone who wants to learn more about my research. I’m supervised by Will Lamb and Lori Watson. I study the role of song and dance in the lives […]