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Creative Writing in Scots Workshop

Award-winning Scots poet Dorothy Lawrenson will be running a one-day workshop on creative writing in Scots on Saturday, March 14th 2020 from 10am - 3pm in Broughton High School, Edinburgh. For more information, have a look at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/workshop-creative-writing-in-s/121132342630833/ Book …
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The Jolly Beggars

The Scots Opera Project present a new version of Burns’ The Jolly Beggars, …

Be thankit

This office in Glesca ('Glasgow') haes on its wa the weel kent quote fae the Rabbie Burns Grace anent meat an thaim haes h…

Blether Dundee

This poster wis seen jist aff the Coogait o Dundee. The word blether haes been recordit in Scots fae at least the 15t cent…

Upside Doon

A sark fae the Upside Doon music fest seen in the shop at Allowa ('Alloway') in Ayrshire. Photie taen bi Katrina MacLeod.…

Wee haggis

Haggis is a dish that's been etten in Scotland fae the Middle Ages. The word hagas or hagese kythes in auld registers aroo…

Sindry maws

Here a keek at ane o the leets o words fae a paper gien at the confeerance o the Forum for Speirings anent the Leids o Sco…

Spunkie an bletherin

The words spunkie an bletherin (wi 'e' dichtit) on ane o the ootsets at the Rabbie Burns caufgrund museum, in Ayrshire. …

Loons in Steenhive

This blad is in Steenhive ('Stonehaven') in the Mearns. Third doun is the word loons (or louns) - anither word for laddies…

Blin Tam

This name stane wis seen in a dyke at Millport in the muckle isle o Cumbrae. The Soothron for Blin Tam is "Blind Tom.…

Keepie-uppie an aw that

This puckle o words belangs the Dictionars o the Scots Leid's 'wird hunt' held in Embra taewards the end o 2018. Hoo mony …

Stoorey Cottage

A hoose name at Craigrothie, in Fife. Stour - or stoor - can be used sindry weys, but the ordnar meaning is ony fine pairt…

James Hogg in America

To celebrate the 250 years since the birth of James Hogg, the American Folklife Center in Washington, USA, and the University of Stirling are holding a joint conference. James Hogg (1770-1835), who came from Ettrick in Selkirkshire, was a largely self-educated man who rose to become …
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Dr Kenneth D Farrow

The SLC would like to extend its condolences to the relatives and friends of Dr …

Mary Mack

A video is currently available on Youtube which gives a wonderful rendition of the …

Scots Symposium

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh …

Podcast - Episode 65

In this Scots Radio Episode wir lookin at a new horizon oot o the European Union.  Da
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