‘A Horror of Dirt’ is just one of a series of blogs posted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University. Historian Dr Allan Kennedy examines how the concept of uncleanliness was linked to issues of public order and criminal deviance in early modern Scotland.

Libberton Wynd
A depiction of the often grimy environment of early modern Edinburgh. By George Cattermole

Other blog posts include the Dundas archives, marriage and divorce in early modern Perthshire and the the legacy of slavery in Scotland. There is even a quiz, so if the history of Scotland is your thing head over to the blog now!

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