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Ref No UR-SF 40
Title Professor James B. Caird, Department of Geography
Date 1838-1982
Description Crofting Survey General Files c 1838 -1960, Barra Survey General Files 1956-1982, Barra Survey General Files 1947-1960, Gleneg Survey General Files 1959-1962, Harris Survey General Files c 1947, 1956-1968,Island Survey General Files 1958-1970, Lewis Survey General Files 1957-1962,Stornoway General Files 1959-1960, South Uist / Benbecula General Files 1915-1982, Tiree General Files 1959-1988, Uig General Files 1958-1959, Uig Crofts General Files 1958-1960, Waternish Crofts General Files 1889-1974,West Ardnamurchan General 1959, General Crofts 1947-1958.
Level Fonds
Access Status Open
Access Conditions Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
Language English
Creator Name Professor James B. Caird, Department of Geography
Admin History Dr James Caird was educated at Perth Academy, then graduated with First Class Honours in Geography in 1950. In 1951 the University of Renne, in Brittany, bestowed him with the degree of Docteur de L'Universite for his thesis entitled 'Iles celtiques de Bretagne et d'Ecosse'.

He joined the University of Glasgow Geography Department as an assistant, then appointed as Lecturer in 1957, and Senior Lecture in 1967 He had been an Advisoer of Sudies in the Faculty of Arts since 1966. He then became Dean of Faculty of Arts from 1965-1966 at the University of Ife, Nigeria.

He was keenly interested in the subject of the historical geography of Scotland, and the evolution of rural settlements and crofting. He was a member of the Institute of British Geographers, a member of its Population Studies Group and of the Geography Panel of the Scottish Universities Entrance Board.

Dr. James Caird became Chair of Geography at Dundee University in 1975.

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