The Place Names of Upper Deeside
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|Authors||Adam Watson, Elizabeth Allen|
|Subject||Names, Geographical, Scotland|
|Publisher||Aberdeen University Press|
|Media type||Print, hardback|
|ISBN||978-0-08-030403-8 Search this book on .|
The Place Names of Upper Deeside is a 1984 toponymic book by Scottish biologist, ecologist and mountaineer Adam Watson and Elizabeth Allen about the Gaelic place names in the upper part of western Aberdeenshire known as Deeside.
Watson started his research in 1971 and collected over the next 13 years more than 7,000 place-names largely based on interviews with 260 local people. Interviewees included the last surviving native speaker of Deeside Gaelic, Jean Bain in Crathie, Aberdeenshire.
A contemporary review said about the book: "There have been many place name studies published in Scotland during the course of the present century but none can match in detail and usefulness The Place Names of Upper Deeside by Adam Watson and Elizabeth Allan." Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow Derick Thomson described the book's detail and breadth in The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. A review in The Scots Magazine called it "a remarkable gazetteer of the topography running to 220 large pages in a beautifully-presented work". The Scotsman upon Watson's death in 2019, called the book "magisterial".
Watson continued his toponymic studies later in life, and published Place Names in Much of North-East Scotland about place names in Angus and Kincardineshire in 2013, and, with Ian Murray, the book Upper Deeside and the far Highlands in 2015.
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- The Scots Magazine. 1985. p. 536. Retrieved 11 May 2019. Search this book on
- Thomson, Derick S. (1985). "Scottish Gaelic Studies". The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. 47: 601–04. JSTOR 20867676.
- "Reviews". Names. 33 (1–2): 96–107. 1985. doi:10.1179/nam.1985.33.1-2.96. ISSN 0027-7738.
- Royal Society of Edinburgh (1987). Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Royal Society of Edinburgh. p. 110. Retrieved 11 May 2019. Search this book on
- Taylor, Simon (2007). "Sliabh in Scottish place-names: its meaning and chronology". Journal of Scottish Name Studies. 1: 99–136. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- "Discover places of Deeside with new publication". Deeside Piper and Herald. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- "Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to son of Scotland, giant of the Cairngorms and old polymath, Adam Watson". Britain is no country for old men. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- "Obituary: Dr Adam Watson, polymath who held a wonder for the natural world". The Scotsman. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- Thompson, Des (6 February 2019). "Adam Watson obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- The Place Names of Upper Deeside in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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