Dumfries and Galloway: A Regional Ethnology

This innovative study aims to explore the everyday lives and culture of the people of Dumfries and Galloway, past and present.

An important and exciting aspect of this study is the collection of primary source material.

This is being achieved by:

  • recording the spoken memories of people
  • transcribing and contextualising┬áhistorical documents, including diaries, account books and┬ámemoirs

This website presents some of the results of this work.

Written work on topics relevant to the ethnology of the region is also being encouraged. This will result in a range of scholarly publications, from journal articles to books. Altogether, these publications will provide an engaging and lucid account of life in Dumfries and Galloway through time.

The European Ethnological Research Centre conducts this study, in partnership with the people of Dumfries and Galloway. The financial support of the Scotland Inheritance Fund (Scottish Charity SC 011836) makes this study possible.