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The Scottish Summer

publication date: Oct 10, 2016

Call for Papers

The Scottish Summer

Presented by the British Society of Sports History, Scottish Network and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

This one-day conference will examine the history/histories of tourism and leisure during the summer months in Scotland. Suggested paper topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Holidays on the Scottish Coast

  • Literary interpretations of the Scottish summer

  • Tourism from outwith Scotland

  • The family during Scottish summer holidays

  • Transport and Scottish tourism

  • Labour and the tourist economy

  • Sport and tourism during the Scottish summer

  • Outdoor education/fraternalism during the summer months

  • Food and drink during the holidays.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words, and should be sent by Friday, 30 January to both Imogen Gibbon ( and Matthew McDowell ( Any queries should also be sent to Imogen or Matthew.

As BSSH Scotland does not typically receive institutional support for its events, a £15 fee will be charged by the conference organisers for attendance.

Keep your eyes open for the call for papers for The Scottish Winter, a companion conference being held in Perth on 6 December 2017!