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History of the Scots Language .

Scots has been spoken in Scotland for many centuries and is spoken today throughout the east and south of the country - the historic Lowlands - and also in Orkney and Shetland which form the Northern Isles.
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Wunds That Blaw Sae Roch

It’s fifty year fae Lallans wis first set furth, an for tae mark this the Scots Leid Associe haes brocht oot a buik o walings fae ower the years. Cryed Wunds That Blaw Sae Roch: 50 Years o Lallans Prose, the buik haes intil’t walings oot the wark o some fifty screivars, …
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Friday Fling

A puckle o storytellers will be haudin a gaithering at King’s College chaipel, …

Deep Wheel Orcadia

The poyet Harry Josephine Giles haes won the Arthur C Clarke Awaird for Lee-Science …

Shaetlan Plan

The Shaetlan dialect is shawin the gait forrit for Scots as a hail wi a new Langage …

Beyond Burns: Teaching Scots in the English Classroom

SATE (Scottish Association for Teaching English) hosted a free, online webinar for Secondary English teachers who wished to find out more about teaching Scots at BGE and Senior Phase.Presented by Laura Green (Scots Education Specialist at the Scots Language Centre) and with input …
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The Jolly Beggars

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

Tannahill The Opera

The world premiere of the Scots Opera Project's "Tannahill" at the historic …

Flooers

The Flooers shop in Kirkwa ("Kirkwall") in Orkney. The Soothron for flooers is 'flowers'. Photie taen bi Sarah …

Lines fae De Luca

The lines abuin wis waled oot the poyem Discontinuity bi Christine de Luca an can be fund in Lerrick, Shetland. The lines …

Uppie or Doonie

Ilka Yule Day an Ne'er Day the baw gemm is played throu the gaits o Kirkwa in Orkney. Aw the men an laddies taks pairt as …

Stravaigin

This poster wis seen twa-three month syne in Dundee an shaws a body wi a mask on that reads Stravaigin. Tho the weirin o m…

Gang Warily

This wis taen in Crieff, Perthshire, an shaws the dictum or motto o the RSAC - gang warily. The verb tae gang is the ordna…

No fur ye

This bit screive wis seen in Dundee no lang syne. Wantin the context, it's no weel seen whit's 'no fur ye', but it daes br…

Kist in Dundee

This shop cryed Kist is in Dundee. The Scots word kist is sib tae the Soothron word "chest" an means muckle the …

Hoolets Bield

This stane is in Brig o Earn ("Bridge of Earn") an reads 'Hoolets Bield'. A hoolet is a bird that haes muckle ee…

Whistlin Kirk twa

This auld howf is on Greendike Street alang Glesca Green, an the photie shaws anither sicht o it. It taks its name fae th…

Forrit

A near haun shot o a plaque at Davidson Hoose in Comrie. A body micht can mak oot the words on the shield "Bring Forr…