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Natives, Incomers and Invaders

Lecture Theatre Cottrell A3, Stirling University
Saturday 9th November 2019

Incomers and Invaders of all kinds have had a major impact on Natives in the Forth region. Some invaders are perceived as harmful, like introduced Grey Squirrels, or diseases accidentally imported by us with the potential to cull native trees. Others enhance, like the Taiga Bean Geese, blown our way by climate change, and Eurasian Beaver, purposefully re-introduced to our lochs and rivers. People have also invaded or drifted across the North Sea from time to time. Our conference will present the new evidence that shows the central importance of new groups that brought us farming 6000 years ago and bronze 4000 years ago, of the ways native and Roman learnt to live with each other 2000 years ago, and how we didn’t when Edward II came a’calling.       

9.30      Registration and Refreshments
10.00    Introduction to the Day (Richard Tipping)
10.10    The Coming of the Earliest Farmers (Angela Gannon)
10.40    Beakers, Genetics and the Bronze Age invasion of Scotland (Maya Hoole)
11.10    Refreshments
11.40    Roman and Native in Central Scotland: New interpretations (Fraser Hunter)
12.10    The English, the Wars of Independence and Bannockburn (Mike Penman)
12.40    Forth Naturalist & Historian – Annual General Meeting
12.50    Forth Naturalist & Historian -Launch of Volume 42 (Murray Dickie)
13.00    Lunch
14.00    Welcome Back (Murray Dickie)
14.10    Invasive Tree Diseases (Richard Ennos)
14.40    Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (Mary-Anne Collis)
15.10    Refreshments
15.40    Taiga Bean Geese on the Slamannan Plateau (Angus MacIver)
16.10    The Return of a Native: Beaver in Scotland (Nigel Wilby)
16.40    Summing-up and Thanks
17.00    Meeting Closes

Where is the conference held?
Stirling University campus has free parking and excellent bus services from Stirling town centre and the railway station. Main venue is the Cottrell Building - enter from car park opposite Logie lecture theatre or via Queens Court and follow signposting.

Web site   http://www.fnh.stir.ac.uk  Email:  fnh@stir.ac.uk
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