Kilted Kulture Conference for Year of Stories 2022


Kilted Kulture Year of Stories 2022

Visit Scotland have deemed 2022 Scotlands Year of Stories & I am delighted to be teaming up with Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours of Scotland to provide a full range of events throughout the year.


This includes free Events & Activities within the Kilted Ancestors Facebook Group & an online virtual Conference named 'Kilted Kulture'.

The Kilted Kulture Virtual Conference will take place quarterly & each event will be based on four themes which will also tie in with the Facebook group.


For each of these events will have some amazing guest speakers who will provide presentations relating to the theme for that quarter as follows:-


19 March - Emigration/Immigration
Speakers & Topics:


Dr Marjory Harper - Voices from the Scottish Diaspora: Highland Emigration to Canada in the 20th Century

Dr Keir Strickland - Excavating the Clearances

Jessica Evershed - The Highlands & Islands Emigration Scheme Database - National Records of Scotland

Christine Woodcock - Highland Scots in Atlantic Canada


Discover more about the speakers for March
18 June - Crime & Punishment
Speakers & Topics


Chris Paton - The Mount Stewart Murder

Robert Howie - The Story of Jekyll & Hyde (Deacon Brodie)
Donna Moore - The Lock Trilogy: Historical Crime Fiction

Roddy Greig - Fife Kalendar of Convicts


Discover more about the speakers for June
10 Sept - Industry/Occupations
Speakers & Topics


Justin Parkes - Scottish Steelworks and the Coal-fired Ironworks Industry

Stephen Clancy - The Lives of Paisley Weavers
Irene O'Brien - My Ancestors was...    (Researching Ancestors Occupations)

Neil Fraser - Historic Environment Scotlands Industrial Collections


Discover more about the speakers for September
10 December - Uniquely Scottish
Speakers and Topics


Dr Nick Fiddes - Tartan - Scotland's Gift to the World

Paula Duncan - Kiltmaking as a Heritage Craft

Carol Jackson - Gin: Scotland's Newest Favourite Drink

Chef Gary MacLean - Scotland's Larder


Discover more about the speakers for December


Each of these events will takes place at 2pm GMT (1pm for March Event due to time differnece/9am Eastern Time & will run for about 3 hours. 


The cost of each event is £10 GBP* or $17 CAD*

*Booking is made via Christine Woodcocks website at the below link so currency coversion rates may differ

 Attendees can register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 events.


Register for all 4 events & receive an additional FREE conference 'Creating Your Family Story'  which will take place on the 15th October.   

15 October- Creating your Family Story
Speakers and Topics

Angela Daye - Showcasing Your Family Photos in the Best Light

Sean Szmalc - Engaging Children and Older Relatives

Claire Miller -  Story Creating Workshop

Clare Wilson -  Genealogy Journaling

Christine Woodcock -  Pulling It All Together

Discover more about the speakers for October

Book now so as not to miss out