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Do you have an anecdote which highlights the 'human' aspect of your specialist subject? - Douglas Gibson
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_09_DOUGLAS_GIBSON_Q_04
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Douglas Gibson
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1509
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
humanaspect

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As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad.

Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Douglas Gibson answers the question:

'Do you have an anecdote which highlights the 'human' aspect of your specialist subject?'

'Interviewer: If you're going back as far as that that must have been round about the time of the Ettrick Shepherd?

Well, the Ettrick Shepherd, let me tell you. As it happens, the Ettrick Shepherd married into the Laidlaw family and part of what I discovered in the Ettrick kirkyard is that James Hogg's tombstone is right beside that of Will of Phawhope who was Alice's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-, the man who was born around 1700, so there is a family link with James Hogg, the Ettrick shepherd.'


BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Gibson, born and educated in Scotland, is a graduate of St. Andrews and Yale. He has spent over forty years as an editor and publisher in Canada, working with many of that country's finest writers.

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Do you have an anecdote which highlights the 'human' aspect of your specialist subject? - Douglas Gibson

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; humanaspect;

Am Baile

Scotland's Global Impact

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad. <br /> <br /> Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Douglas Gibson answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'Do you have an anecdote which highlights the 'human' aspect of your specialist subject?'<br /> <br /> 'Interviewer: If you're going back as far as that that must have been round about the time of the Ettrick Shepherd?<br /> <br /> Well, the Ettrick Shepherd, let me tell you. As it happens, the Ettrick Shepherd married into the Laidlaw family and part of what I discovered in the Ettrick kirkyard is that James Hogg's tombstone is right beside that of Will of Phawhope who was Alice's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-, the man who was born around 1700, so there is a family link with James Hogg, the Ettrick shepherd.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Douglas Gibson, born and educated in Scotland, is a graduate of St. Andrews and Yale. He has spent over forty years as an editor and publisher in Canada, working with many of that country's finest writers.<br /> <br /> © Photo by Lois Siegel