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The Mother Tongue

People sometimes refer to the Scots language as 'the mither tongue' (mother tongue). We are grateful to J Derrick McClure (University of Aberdeen) - a long-standing scholar and campaigner for Scots - for contributing his article on The Mother Tongue. Please feel free to read or download the PDF below which is available in both English and Scots versions.

J D McClure The Mother Tongue