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The Scots Language Centre is marking Easter with a series of specially selected readings from the Scots New Testament. 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 McGeachie  read more


The season of spring is called ware in Scots read more


West Central

This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotchread more


Chairlie & the Chocolate Works 

Black and White Publishing in Edinburgh has recently published another translation of a popular Roald Dahl workread 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 more

Scots on YouTube

Scots in Photos

Latest News

New SLD App

Scottish Language Dictionaries recently announced that they are developing an app for their dictionaries. The SLD was first founded back in the 1920’s and read more

Wee Windaes

Explore the National Library
of Scotland's collection of Scots language documents.

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Scots Poetry

For Ma Faither by Brian Holton

The Tannahill Poetry Competition run by Read Raw Ltd of Paisley has held its winners event as part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival. It was a fine occasion. I am happy …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

The angert cheil opens his moo

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Word of the Week

CARLIN, CARLINE noun a dispara

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Scots New Testament

Easter Sunday

The Scots Language Centre is mark
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 40

Aye wir back again in the room for Episode 40 o Scots Radio. In this edition we hear fae the Trad Talk gaitherin in Stirling – Dr Fiona-Jane Brown guides
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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

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 more