Call for Papers | The Scottish Winter | Perth, November 15 2017. Call ends 31 August 2017

Presented by the British Society of Sports History, Scottish Network
Dewars Centre, Perth – the Home of Scottish Curling

Very early photograph of the first chairlifts in Scotland.

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

  • Winter holidays in the Highlands and Islands
  • Winter sports in Scotland (including curling, skiing, ice skating, etc.)
  • Mountaineering, hill walking, Munro bagging, and the winter landscape in Scotland
  • Outdoor activities and winter weather
  • Transport and winter tourism in Scotland
  • Labour and the winter tourist economy.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words, and should be sent by Thursday, 31 August 2017 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 small fee will be charged by the conference organisers for attendance.

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