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Shetland

This month the Scots Language Centre will be talking about the Shetland dialect. In particular we will be showcasing the many resources, films and other creative projects where Shetland dialect is the …

Dis Quiet

An Introduction to Dis Quiet by Viveka Velupillai.Dis Quiet, written by Bruce Eunson, tells the story of the unpublished diaries of Jose Fernandes from Lisbon. After his death the diaries were foread more

The Tale of Maggie Wall

If you who live in Perthshire, or who have an interest in the history of witchcraft, you may have heard the name Maggie Wall read more

The Tale O Peter Kinnen

The well-known Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' has been translated into Scots by Lynne McGeachieread more

Scots birdsong

Birdsong forms an audio backdrop to our lives, we are cheered by the sights and sounds of birds around us. read more

Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy

Celebrate the poems, songs, and legacy of Burns with this free online course from the University of Glasgowread more

Numbers and Time

Just as the year is divided into seasons, months and days, the day is divided into hours and times. Scots, like other languages, has its own way of expressing these concepts..read more

Scots in Photos

Scots on YouTube

Scots Language Radio

Episode 31

It’s een o oor special Episodes this month and in this Episode 31, we hae the pleasure and honour o capturing the essence o the internationally renow
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Scots Poetry

Thi Sorry Day by Sally Evans

This is a political poem, written directly after the Brexit vote. It was published promptly on the webzine New Boots and Pantisocracties, edited by Dundonian poets …
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Shetland
ForWirds

Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

Needcessity is knackie

learn more about this proverb

Word of the Week

CARNAPTIOUS, curnaptious adjec

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Scots New Testament

10 July 2016

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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Latest News

Rennie's Freendly Giant

Academic, writer and co-founder of Itchy Coo, Susan Rennie, has come up with another great translation of a children’s classic. Susan, who has become well read more

What is Scots?

Scots is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland today, the other two being English and Scottish Gaelic. Scots is spoken by old and young alike and can be heard in both cities and country areas …read more

Dialect

Borders Scots

Like other areas of Scots-speaking Scotland, the dialect here has traditionally been known as Scots or Scotch. However, because this region covers the greater part of the Borders the dialect iread more

Free resources for teachers

We have a wealth of resources which teachers may find helpful when delivering lessons which include an element of Scots language.   read more

Residence

Makar Ben The Hoose

Stuart Paterson is the Scots Language Centre’s poet in virtual residence.  An Ayrshire chiel, Stuart is a poet & performer.. read more

The Aitken papers

The Scots Language Centre publishes the Collected Works of A.J. Aitken (1921-1998) one of the leading authorities on the Scots language. read more