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Christmas Day

The Scots Language Centre is marking the Advent season with a series of specially selected readings
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Ness Hoose

This hame is cryed Ness Hoose an is in Johnshaven in the Mearns. A ness is a heidland or neb o land. The Soothron for hoos…

Haver

A puckle words quotit fae the sang 500 Miles bi The Proclaimers, seen on the wa o a office somewey in Glesca ('Glasgow'). …

Bairns play centre

This ane wis taen at the bairns play centre in Sumburgh airport or flicht haven in Shetland. In Scots oor affspring is ca…

Lads

This cludgie sign hings in Murrayfield rugby grund in Embra ('Edinburgh'). The word lads - or lauds - daesna belang jist S…

Auld hat

This haunbill wis for a sang nicht in Perth in 2016. Auld Hat, New Heids or in the Soothron "Old Hat, New Heads."…

Airms o Thirsa

The airms o the burgh o Thirsa in Caitnes (' Thurso, Caithness') grantit in 1952. Ablow is the words 'Wark to God' sprung …

Clatterin Brig Tearoom

Clatterin Brig is in Angus. A brig is a biggit wark that cairries fowk ower a body o watter or a cleuch or glen. Onything…

Fair Morn

The Fair Morn o Lybster in Caitnes ('Caithness'). The Inglis for morn is either "tomorrow" or "following m…

Ramstam an Crambo

Thir words bides on a wa in the Rabbie Burns museum in Allowa ('Alloway') in Ayrshire. Tae gae ramstam is tae breenge in a…

Ma Horns

This wee sign is at Murronside ('Muiravonside') kintra park in Stirlinshire. The Soothron is "Watch out for my horns.…

End of an era at the SLC

December 2018 marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one with the departure of Michael Hance as director of the Scots Language Centre. Michael was originally appointed director back in 2002 in succession to Stuart McHardy at which time he was an employee of the Scottish …
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Podcast - Episode 55

Wiv reached oor 5th Birthday – an wiv a special Christmas edition – wi gu
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Poetry - Yallow by Betty McKellar

Betty McKellar has lived in Lochwinnoch for over 50 years, as a sheep farmer’s wife and local teacher. She is a well known and now elderly …
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