September 2013

September 2013

25th September: Borders, Immigration and Citizenship

Read the summary report of the debate on Borders, Immigration and Citizenship

On September 25 2013 the RSE hosted a public discussion seminar on the impacts of constitutional change upon borders, immigration and citizenship.

This seminar examined how constitutional change might affect the citizenship rights and status of those living within and outside independent Scotland, including the relationship of residence to nationality, questions of dual nationality, and freedom of movement within the British Isles and the wider European Union. It also considered the relationship between citizenship and cultural identity in a new Scotland.

The Appin Murder (1752) - A Re-Trial of James of the Glen, the man convicted for the killing of Colin Campbell of Glenure, The Red Fox

3 and 4 September 2013 at Ben Nevis Hotel, North Road, Fort William, PH33 6TG.

Speaker: Professor Jim Hunter CBE FRSE, Professor of History of the Highlands & Islands, University of the Highlands & Islands

Read the summary report of Professor Hunter's talk - The Appin Murder - Historical Context

Described as one of the greatest remaining murder mysteries in Scotland, the Appin murder is the subject of much speculation. The consensus is that the wrong man was convicted. This two part event discussed the historical context of the story and, taking account of modern methods of detection and scientific forensic techniques, re-examined the evidence using expert witnesses.

Day 2 was chaired by Professor Sue Black FRSE, Head of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee.

Read the summary report of the Mock Trial - The Appin Murder - A Case Review of James of the Glen

This event formed a part of the RSE@Lochaber programme.

Research Awards Reception 2013

Winners of RSE Research Awards and Prizes gathered at the RSE on 2 September


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