Window to the west: Structural continuity in Gaelic culture

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In this paper, given firstly as a joint plenary lecture, the authors examine distinctive and continuing structures in Gaelic thought from pagan times to the present which they suggest have shaped Gaelic material culture and the forms of poetic metres, ceòl mòr, and tartan.
Original languageScottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig na h-Alba
Title of host publicationCànan & Cultar/ : Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8
EditorsWilson McLeod, Anja Gunderloch, Rob Dunbar
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherDunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781780465531
ISBN (Print)9781780460581
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
EventRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8 - university, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


ConferenceRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Gaelic culture
  • Visual research methods

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    Bateman, M., & Purser, J. (2016). Uinneag dhan Àird an Iar: Leanailteachd Crutha ann an Dùthchas nan Gàidheal. In W. McLeod, A. Gunderloch, & R. Dunbar (Eds.), Cànan & Cultar/ : Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8: Proceedings of 'Research into Gaelic' no. 8 (1 ed., Vol. 8, pp. 1-29). [1] Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh.