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Dook

This wis taen at the Glesca Centre for Contemporar Airts. Dook (or even douk) is a Scots word that's kent awgaits an is si…

Tatties

In Scots we hae tatties (or, in Wastland pairts - tauties). The Inglis for tatties is "potatoes." Photie taen b…

Wee Heavy

Wee Heavy Scots yill for sale oot a supermercat in Helsinki, Finland. The Inglis for heavy is "bitter." Sae whit…

Kirk Yard Close

Kirk Yard Close in Kelsae ('Kelso') in the Borders. The word 'yard' is for ordnar soondit an wrutten in Scots as yaird. A…

Muckle IPA

This tin o Muckle IPA comes fae the Swannay brewhoose in Orkney. Muckle haes twa-three meanings, lippenin on the seetiatio…

Can'le Dodie

Can'le Dodie in Strumniz ("Stromness") in Orkney lookin a bittie waur o the weather. Photie taen bi Andy Eagle…

Puckle o words

Thir words is on a wa at the museum o Rabbie Burns his caufgrund, in Ayrshire. Amang the words is biggin, an corbie. Hoo m…

Leetside

Leetside is a ferm in the paroch o Whitsam, Berrickshire. Affen times ony place by a body o watter is descrived tae the s…

Yer Maw, Naw & Braw

This bonnie airtwark wis seen in the Bubblegum Kitchville airts an crafts shop in Glesca. It shaws a puckle words fae Scot…

Gonnae be

This information buird wis seen in Glesca an annoonces the upgrade tae Glesca Queen Street station. In Scots the words '…

Testament of Cresseid playing

Robert Henryson is probably not a name that the vast majority of Scots are familiar with, but he certainly deserves to be remembered as one of the outstanding European writers of his day. Born about 1436 Robert Henryson was a highly educated man – a lawyer, notary public, and …
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Beyond Words

Running alongside the Scottish International Storytelling Festival this year is …

DSL site updated

Recently improvements have been made to the online Dictionary of the Scottish Language …

Burns cottage repairs

The repairs to the Robert Burns cottage in Alloway are due to begin in the next …

Kerrigan Renniegade

I had the pleasure of stumbling across a new Scots poet recently, Kerrigan Renniegade.  Her natural delivery …
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Podcast - Episode 60

We are delighted an privileged to dedicate oor 60th Scots Radio programme to Professor Gar
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