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Songs of Soldiers and War

The Scottish soldier features heavily in our song traditionsread 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


HAIRST – AUTUMN The season of autumn is made up of three months – September, October and November. In the Scots language the season is called the hairst. read more

Scots in Photos

Word of the Week

MEITH n a boundary mark

Meaning a landmark or other featu
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Scots on YouTube

Scots Proverbs

Nae butter steeks til his brei

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Scots New Testament

All Saints Day

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


Makar Ben The Hoose

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

Scots Poetry

Comin Hame, by Ann MacKinnon

Comin hame fae KrakovI met a young ladon his way tae Glesgafir wark.His hail faimilie were seeinhim aff tae his new stert,gretin an lauchinat aince.He telt me he …
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 23

Episode 23 is full o stories that will mak ye sit up an taak notcie. An wi’re spikkin aboot een o thebest stories for a dark nicht - Dracula.  We gin
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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

Latest Events

Perth Day of Culture

The Perth Burns Club will be holding its annual Day of Scottish Life and Culture on Saturday 28 November 2015 at the Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library, Perth from
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Latest News

Alexander Hutchison

The following report is from Sally Evans. Alexander (Sandy) Hutchison’s death on 24 November at the early age of 72 has deprived us of a supporter and cha
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Free resources for teachers

Within Scots Language Centre website there are a many pages which teachers may find helpful when delivering lessons which include an element of Scots language. Within Watching and Listening there are

Braw Brew

Scots writer Liz Niven created this resource for children as part of Dumfries and Galloway’s bi-centenary Burns celebrations. ‘A Braw Brew’ contains 24 short stories, four of which were recorread more

Minnie a novella by Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall’s novella Minnie is set in 1920s Aberdeenshire. It follows the story of a young girl’s passage through adolescence and her experiences of loss and recoverylread more

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are one of the best known passages in the New Testament. read more