The Scottish Summer


Presented by the British Society of Sports History (Scottish Network) and the National Galleries of Scotland Royal Montrose Golf Club Wednesday, 7 June 2017


11.00-11.30     Registration with tea/coffee

11.30 – 11.40  Welcome

11.40-12.00    The Scottish Summer in Winter: representations of Clyde holidays and sailing ‘doon the watter’ in Scottish pantomime fantasy · Paul Maloney and Adrienne Scullion, Queen’s University Belfast

12.00-12.20    Security, Sport, Sun & Sex Appeal: Scottish outdoor swimming pools with particular reference to Fife and Angus · Eric Simpson, author and lecturer

12.20-12.40   Golf and the Scottish Seaside · Alastair Durie, University of Stirling 12.40-1.00 Session discussion

1.00-2.00       Lunch

2.00-2.20      ‘To Retire was Ignominious’: class participation and masculine identity in Skye mountaineering, 1860-1901 · Michael James, University of Nottingham

2.20-2.40       A ‘world of solitude and romance’: mountaineers and tourists in the late-Victorian Highlands · Alan McNee, author

2.40-3.00      The Road to Crummie-Toddie: Anthony Trollope, sporting Scotland, and The Duke’s Children (1880) · Chris Harvie, University of Tübingen

3.00-3.30     Session discussion

3.30              End


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