New volume with contribution from Dr Lorna Philip launched at the 21st Wigtown Book Festival

New volume with contribution from Dr Lorna Philip launched at the 21st Wigtown Book Festival

Dumfries and Galloway People and Place c1700 – 1914, published by Birlinn, was launched at the Wigtown Book Festival – firmly established as one of the UKs premier literary events. Dr Lorna Philip, who contributed a substantive chapter to this volume, attended the sell-out event in the Wigtown County Buildings on the 6th October. Lorna’s chapter documents a period in rural Scotland’s history marked by profound agricultural, industrial and demographic change.  Her contribution, Population growth and the development of towns and villages in Galloway, 1755 – 1841, draws upon sources including Webster’s Census of 1755 and entries in the Old and New Statistical Account  of Scotland alongside a novel analysis of the entries for Galloway parishes recorded in 1841 Census enumeration books (record of c75,000 individuals!).