Scotland and the Flemish People

2016 Conference Update

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Conference on Scotland and the Flemish People that will take place at the University of St Andrews on 16 -17 June 2016.

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This major inter-disciplinary conference will explore the important relationship between Scotland and Flanders in the medieval and early modern periods and the influence of Flemish People and Flemish culture on Scotland through the centuries. It represents the culmination of an innovative three-year project, based at the Institute of Scottish Historical Research at the University of St Andrews, which has incorporated the research of leading scholars, local and family historians, as well as new doctoral research by students based in St Andrews.

The conference programme is taking shape and will be posted on our website in due course. We are delighted to announce that keynote lectures will be given by Dr. David Ditchburn, Trinity College Dublin, Professor Jan Dumolyn, University of Ghent, Professor Richard Oram, University of Stirling and Dr. Joseph Morrow QC, The Lord Lyon.

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For more information, and to register, please visit our website:

For all other queries please contact the Conference Secretary, Dr. Claire Hawes, at:

Concluding Conference June 2016

An international Conference is being planned for Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 2016 in St. Andrews, Scotland. The goal of the Conference will be to set out the conclusions of recent research on the Scotland and the Flemish People theme and bring together people of different backgrounds and perspectives to discuss a range of issues that the work addresses.

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Scotland and the Flemish People Project

The Scottish Local History Forum based in Edinburgh are undertaking a project with the Institute of Scottish Historical Research of St Andrews University, to show the contribution
to Scotland made by members of the families of Flemish descent.

Among the families they list are the Lindsays.

Are the Lindsays Norman as originally thought, or are we descended from the Flemish Lords of Ghent and Alost?

We hope that the Project brings together the considerable contributions of Lindsays
to Scotland and provides great interest and value to our members and readers.

Please click on the links to read the newsletters and related documents. Contact details are enclosed should you want to get involved.

Newsletter No 1 – January 2013

Newsletter No 2 – May 2013

Newsletter No 3 – September 2013

Newsletter No 4 – January 2014

Newsletter No 5 – August 2014

Newsletter No 6 – March 2015

Newsletter No 7 – September 2015

List of Flemish names January 2013

List of Flemish names May 2013