2018 - Elsa Panciroli
This bursary will be used to fund ground-breaking palaeontological fieldwork in Elgol, on the Isle of Skye. Ongoing work in this area is yielding fossils of international importance. The Middle Jurassic is a poorly represented time in the fossil record globally. This makes the fossil material from Skye unique. To date recoveries include small vertebrate fossils, such as salamanders and early mammals (Panciroli et al., 2017a & b). After locating and extracting these fossils, CT scanning is used to reveal the details of their anatomy, and carry out analysis that results in scientific publications.
2017 - Dr Elizabeth Ritchie
A grave matter: men and personal identity in the nineteenth century Gaidhealtachd.
2016 - No Bursary awarded
2015 - No Bursary awarded
2014 - Ro Scott
The division of the Community Land of Mulbuie.
2013 - Dr Fraser Hunter, University of Glasgow
Excavations at Belladrum. Lecture to be presented 15 October 2014
2012 - Dr Fraser Hunter, University of Glasgow
Excavations at Belladrum.
Awards also to Eleanor MacDougall (£200) and to Melanie Johnson and David Worthington (£250 each towards publications).
2011 - No Bursary awarded
2010 - Mr John MacDonald, University of Liverpool
'New insights on the Lewisian Gneiss, North-West Scotland'. Lecture presented 16 January 2013.
2009 - Mr Daniel Sahlén, University of Glasgow
'Traditions, Metals and Ceramics - the story of non-ferrous casting in late Prehistoric Scotland'. Lecture presented 14 December 2012.
2008 - Mr Jonathan Willett
'Surveying Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Small Isles'. Lecture presented 17 November 2010.
2007 - No Bursary awarded
No Bursary was awarded in 2007, but a £500 award was made to Katy Iliffe
2006 - Miss Penny Mc Call Howard, University of Aberdeen (Joint award)
'People's social. economic and emotional relationship with the sea'. Lecture presented 20 January 2010.
2006 - Miss Jill de Fresnes (Joint award)
'The travels and travails of the Scots herring girls'. Lecture presented 18 March 2009.
2005 - Mr Steven Andrews, University of Aberdeen
'Climate change in Scotland 350 million years ago'. Lecture presented 20 February 2008.
2004 - No Bursary awarded
No Bursary was awarded in 2004, but a £500 award was made to Anne MacLeod.
2003 - Miss Joanne Thomas, University of Stirling
'Retention of Cultural Information in Anthropogenic 'Plaggen' or 'Deepened' Soils in Scotland'. Lecture presented 16 November 2005.
2002 - Miss Helen Shaw, University of Stirling
'Woodland History and Conservation Management of East Glen Affric'. Lecture presented 17 November 2004.
2001 - Mr David B. Dick, University of St Andrews
'Development of sporting estates in the 19th Century on land owned or formerly owned by the Duke of Gordon inInverness-shire, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire'. Lecture presented 17 September 2003.
2000 - Mr Andrew Whitehouse, University of St Andrews
'The development of nature conservation on Islay and the way this has related to local people'. Lecture presented 18 September 2002.