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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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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.…

Drygate o Glesca

The Drygate brewhoose in Glesca ('Glasgow'). The Drygate is ane o the auldest streets in Glesca, but the meaning ahin the …

Education News Winter 2018/19

ASLS Videos The Association of Scottish Literary Studies have posted videos from their recent conference on YouTube. The videos include:Scots Drama: an overview – Ian BrownThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Ian CampbellWilliam McIlvanney’s Detective …
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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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