"Living on the (knife) edge" (Prof Donna Heddle) - part of The Edge

This event forms part of a series of monthly seminars as part of the interdisciplinary research programme "The Edge”, which culminates in a two-day conference in December.

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Donna Heddle

The Scots herring girls inhabited the edges of society wherever they travelled and had to combat the negative stereotyping that journeyed with them. This seminar will explore the story of the herring lassies and look at the ways and means they used to create their own self supporting societal structures. You will be surprised!

Professor Donna Heddle, Institute for Northern Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands


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