Scotland in the 21st Century

Published: March 14, 2003 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Read Time: 1 minutes

Celebrate Southern Utah University’s Scottish heritage with Professor Bruce Gittings at the March 27 installment of Convocations at SUU.

Professor Gittings has been a faculty member at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland since 1987. He directs the Master’s Program in Geographical Information Science (GIS). Gittings is the co-editor of the “Gazetteer for Scotland” web site, which has received international praise. With strong interest in recording the nature of his native country, Gittings is also laboring to produce a vast geographical database featuring details of towns, villages and glens from Scottish borders of the Northern Isles.

The SUU Scarlet and Black Highlander Bagpipe Band will also perform at the Convocations.

Join Professor Gittings as he presents “Looking Beyond the Tartan: Perceptions of Scotland in the 21st Century” beginning at 11:30 a.m. in SUU’s Auditorium, Thursday, March 27.

SUU’s Convocations repeatedly brings high-caliber speakers, such as Professor Gittings, to educate and enlighten. “We know there is a value in seeing the world,” says Neal Cox, associate vice president of student services, “so we try to bring the world to SUU students and the community. I like to call the Convocations series SUU’s window to the world.”

Unless otherwise noted, Convocations is held every Thursday in the Auditorium at 11:30 a.m. It’s free and open to the public. For more info, see

Written by Cindy Peacock, a senior Communication major from Salt Lake City


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