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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 '…

Neep

A neep in a supermercat. In Scots baith the words neep an tumshie is used.In Inglis it is kent as a "turnip." W…

Shug's Hoose Party

This poster wis seen in Glesca an is for the gyte wrasslin championship in thon city, stertit in 2006. In Scotland the nam…

Kelsae Collars

This shop bides in Kelsae ('Kelso') in the Borders. The abbey o Kelsae wis foondit bi Dauvit I afore he wis king, aboot 11…

Braw Wee Emporium

The Braw Wee Emporium on the Gallagate o Glesca ('Glasgow'). The word braw is, weel, a braw word. It is used in Scots sind…

Aye in Embra

This windae belangs a marshmallae shop in Embra ('Edinburgh') an haes a sign hingin that reads 'Aye, come on in' or, in In…

Neeps an Tatties

At this time o the year (Januar) haggis, neeps an tatties is weel favoured at Burns Nicht suppers. It haes lang been the t…

Billy Kay talk

Well known broadcaster and writer Billy Kay, author of The Mither Tongue, will be giving a talk called ‘Tae be Yersels’ as The Betty Boyd Memorial Scots Language Lecture. This will take place on Saturday 1 June 2019 from 1.30 to 2.30pm at the Scottish Poetry Library, …
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Notre Dame Cathedral

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the people of France whose magnificent cathedral …

Podcast - episode 59

Wi hae passed the Spring Equinox - so it must be Spring. An in this April edition o the pr
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