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Mind on the birdies at the ice lowsin

Whiles the news this week hae been taen owre by the weather an reporters gien oot dire warnins tae us aw aboot 'the beast fae the east', steyin safe...
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Anither Shot at the Baw

This puckle o airticles haes its oreeginal in speirings amang fitba clubs an bodies atween the years 1998 an 2001read more

Hoots mon! Whaur's ma leid?

The language of Mary Queen of Scotsread more

West Central

This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotchread more

William Soutar and Scots language

William Soutar wrote in English &  Scots, many of the poems forming the Bairn Rhymes... read more

Peter Kinnen

The well-known Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' has been translated into Scots by Lyn read more

Wee Windaes

Whither new tae Scots, or aiblins mair weel-kent wi its literature an story, veesitors will fin thair interest kinnelt in the Scots leid – as tauld through a hairstin frae the collections at the Naitional Leebrar o Scotland.

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Numbers and Time

Just as the year is divided into seasons, months and days, the day is divided into hours and times. Scots, like other languages, has its own way of expressing these more

Scots in Photos

Scots on YouTube

Latest News

New Hubbard Works

Writer Tom Hubbard has recently produced two new works which are due to be launched in Edinburgh. Tom was born in Kirkcaldy and was the first librarian of the S read more

Scots Language Radio

Episode 48

Weel – it can only be said that this has been een o the busiest months wiv iver hid.  In this episode wir at the launch o the new North East Scots La
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Scots Poetry

Pool by David Eyre

David Eyre, who has command of the three languages of Scotland, was the Gaelic writer in residence at StAnza poetry festival in March this year. He has made a presentation …
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Scots Proverbs

Affen ettle, whiles hit

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Scots New Testament

Pentacost Sunday 2018

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Word of the Week


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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

What is Scots?

Scots is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland today, the other two being English and Scottish Gaelic. Scots is spoken by old and young alike and can be heard in both cities and country areas …read more

The Aitken papers

The Scots Language Centre publishes the Collected Works of A.J. Aitken (1921-1998) one of the leading authorities on the Scots more