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Thistle Education Solutions

Thistle Education Solutions have produced a range of Scots language school resources. These  include a range of titles including Oor Toon read more

Teaching Shakespeare, Using Scots

Follow this link to read a blog by Amy Douglas, an English teacher at Tynecastle High School. She writes about a project which  read more


The Scots language graphic novel version of RL Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped now has an accompanying teacher resource. This can be used to help prepare the class for Scots language  read more

Auld Sangs for Wee Weans

A new collection of children’s rhymes in Scots is now available. Called Auld Sangs for Bairns & Wee Weans, this collection has been selected and  read more

BBC Voices

The British Library have an online archive of recordings made by the BBC as part of the BBC Voices project. The BBC Voices project provided a snapshot of the linguistic landscape of the UK at the read more

St Andrew’s Day school resource

Education Scotland have created resources for St Andrews Day. A page of background information is accompanied by a

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Itchy Coo

Itchy Coo is Scotland's ainly dedicatit Scots leid imprent. Led by scrievers Matthew Fitt and James Robertson, Itchy Coo has been makkin braw buiks for bairns sen 2002.

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William Soutar and Scots language The Perth poet William Soutar wrote in English and in Scots, many of the poems forming a collection of Bairn Rhymes still used in schools

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Scots Language Dictionaries develop new materials
Scots Language Dictionaries are developing some materials to support those who

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A Handsel For Every Bairn Whit sangs, tales an dauncin culd we gie ilka bairn in Scotlan fir a richt guid handsel?

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Dialect word lists and features The following Education Scotland pages provide

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Susan Rennie’s books for children

Writer and academic Susan Rennie has amassed an extensive range of publications, many for children and suitable for home or school use. She has now collected several of these works together onli read more

David Walliams children’s author

The hugely successful children’s author David Walliams now has a couple of his novels translated into Scots. The Billionaire Boy, the tale of a boy with everything except a friend has been tran read more

Books by Julia Donaldson

Several picture book by the massively popular Julia Donaldson are now available in Scots language versions.The Gruffalo has been translated into five editions representing alternative dialects of Sco read more

Food and Scots language

New education resources have been developed which encourage exploration of Scots language food words and phrases.  read more

Historical Thesaurus of Scots

The Historical Thesaurus of Scots is a new online resource which  read more

Free resources for teachers

Within Scots Language Centre website there are a many pages which teachers may find helpful read more

Watching and Listening

Links to pages where Scots language can be listened to or watched on more

Reading and Exploring

Links to pages with information about Scots language and free downloadable documentsread more

Scots language audio resources

Song and reading resources for use in the classroom audio resources for and about how Scots is used in educational settings.   read more

Former Features

Links to previous features covering a wide range of subjects most contain information, downloadable documents, sound files to listen to orread more

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 recor read more

Transcript of the Scots Language

The following is a brief conversation between an interviewer (speaking mostly North East Scots) and a respondent read more

Boswell’s Scottish dictionary

Susan Rennie has established a website celebrating the rediscovery of  read more

Scots Language policy document

A Ministerial Working Group on the Scots Language published their report in 2010. One of the  read more

SQA Scottish Studies Blog

A new blog from the team involved with the SQA Scottish Studies Award is now available. From 2014 new qualifications in Scots language have been offered and this blog details any chang read more

Scots examples in Education

Scots Language learning resources for Primary and Secondary studentsread more

The Aitken papers

A. J. Aitken, ed. Caroline Macafee, ‘Collected Writings on the Scots Language’ (2015)A. J. Aitken (1921-1998) was a leading authority on the Scots language and one of the chief editors oread more

A history of Scots language

The history of the Scots language is provided in this Education Scotland animation, narrated by Scots Language Education Coordinator Simon Hall.Education Scotlandread more


New Qualification in Scots

An exciting development has recently taken place for the first time, a qualification in the Scots language is now available.  read more