Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scottish Folklore at the University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus

MLitt Scottish Folklore at the University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus

Beginning this September, the University of Glasgow’s campus in Dumfries will be offering a taught postgraduate degree in Scottish Folklore. The degrees will focus on the folklore and ethnology of lowland and highland, urban and rural, historical past and present day Scotland at both a local and international level. As well as writing a dissertation, students will complete a survey course on folklore genres and a practice-based class on fieldwork and research methodologies, and will choose a further two courses on such topics as Scottish witch beliefs, folklore of animals, ballads and storytelling. If you would like to study such topics as folktales, legends and supernatural beliefs, in the beautiful south-west region of Scotland, applications for full and part time study are still being accepted from eligible students for this year.

For more information about the programme contact Dr Lizanne Henderson at or visit the website

To request an application form contact Marketing and Recruitment Office, Tel: +44 (0)1387 702131 or email:


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