Thomson (Derick S.) (ed.): Gaelic and Scots in harmony: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Languages of Scotland (University of Glasgow, 1988) / edited by Derick S. Thomson.
Glasgow: Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow, 1990. 186 pp.
Rev. by
Jean Le Dû, in ÉtC 30 (1994), pp. 330-335.
Colm Ó Baoilll, in Éigse 26 (1992), pp. 198-202.
Karl Horst Schmidt, in ZCP 45 (1992), pp. 264-265.


Bannerman (John): The Scots language and the kin-based society.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 1–19.
Discusses the use of Gaelic legal terms and concepts in Scots law.

Nicolaisen (W. F. H.): Gaelic and Scots 1300–1600: some place-name evidence.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 20–35.

Quick (Ian): The Scots element in the Gaelic vocabulary of domestic furnishings and utensils.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 36–42.

Cox (Richard A. V.): Place-nomenclature in the context of the bilingual community of Lewis: status, origin and interaction.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 43–52.

Bruford (Alan): Is tartan a Gaelic word?
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 57–71.
Suggests it derives from a Gaelic word describing the crossed pattern of the fabric (< *tarsnán or another derivative of tarsna).

MacAulay (Donald): The development of long consonants in a dialect of Scottish Gaelic.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 72–77.
On the compensatory development of /nː/ in the dialect of Bernera, Isle of Lewis.

Hughes (A. J.): The seventeenth-century Ulster/Scottish contention of the Red Hand: background and significance.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 78–94.

MacKinnon (Kenneth): A century on the census: Gaelic in twentieth century focus.
In Gaelic and Scots in harmony (1990), pp. 163–183.