MST VII: Invisible Scotland - an International Symposium
General Information Invited speakers and tour guides from various disciplines presented material concerning ‘invisible' aspects of Scottish culture, and addressed things the typical tourist will never see or learn. These included aspects of the oral tradition, musical ballads, personal narratives, traces of vanished communities, case studies and first-hand exploration of woodlands, plants, watersheds and moorlands, coastal villages, historic ruins, and live performances.
Importantly, Scotland itself was the focus of close investigation by place-based researchers, with the aim of expanding future collaborative research about Scotland through research projects. In two days of presentations and performances set in Dundee, and with two days on ‘peripatetic seminars', in a choice of several guided trips, participants heard, saw and visited first hand, examples of ‘invisible' traces in countryside, city, island or community.
Scottish hosts and guests, sponsored by PLaCE International, aim to promote new collaborations concerning the land and Scottish culture through discovery. A book publication documents the event; details can be found in the MST Publications: 2013 page.