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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

The Tale O Peter Kinnen

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


West Central

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

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

William Soutar and Scots language

The Perth poet William Soutar wrote in English and in Scots, many of the poems forming a collection of Bairn Rhymes still used in schools today.  read more

Wee Windaes

Explore the National Library
of Scotland's collection of Scots language documents.

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Scots on YouTube

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The Wey Forrit

Until the early 20th century political commentary was still common in Scots, latterly through the articles, columns and letters of newspapers in Scotland, but f read more

Scots Language Radio

Episode 45

 Fae the twinnin atween Ashville NC an Birnam an Dunkeld, tae the Bluegrass Festival in Moniaive, we traivel the country again, hearin a aboot the differen
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Scots Poetry

Tom Hubbard - Scottish Muid   

Here we have a translation or owersetting, but it is a stray  owersetting from a new book of original poems in Scots and English, approximately half and half, …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

Love looks ower mony fauts

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Word of the Week

AULD-FARRANT adj., old-fashion

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Scots New Testament

12 November 2017

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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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