On Saturday 29th
September I headed to the University of Guelph, some two hours
drive from my house, to attend the Fall meeting of the Scottish
Studies Dept. which I learned on the day that they are now
called Centre for Scottish Studies.
And the Centre for Scottish Studies
now have their own merchandise
And lots of books both new and old
And the auditorium was pretty well
filled for both the morning and afternoon sessions
On the left is John MacMillan,
secretary of the Scottish Studies Foundation
Dr Graeme Morton did an excellent
job of chairing the meeting and on the right Alan McKenzie was
in attendance for the inaugrial Jill McKenzie lecture in honour
of his wife who died earlier in the year. The talk was given by
Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on "The
Union of 1707 on its 300th anniversary".
attendance enjoyed the lectures and there were many questions
for the presenters. Coffee, lunch and afternoon tea were all
part of the $40.00 fee and bagpipes were played to greet the
visitors on arrival and were enjoyed by all.