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Creative Writing in Scots Workshop

Award-winning Scots poet Dorothy Lawrenson will be running a one-day workshop on creative writing in Scots on Saturday, March 14th 2020 from 10am - 3pm in Broughton High School, Edinburgh. For more information, have a look at the Facebook event page: Creative Writing in …
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The Jolly Beggars

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

Scots BookBug

As part of Book Week Scotland, there was a Scots BookBug session at Corstorphine …

Man or Wumman

This sign bides on the Auld Shore Road o Connel, in Argyll. It tells fowk tae mind an steek the yett at aw times. Richtly …

Bonnybank o Fife

Bonnybank is jist north o Leven in Fife. The'r a puckle places wi the word bonny/bonnie in. Bonnie is a wey o sayin that …

Toaty wee bag

This toaty wee bag wis seen in a shop in Dundee. The word toaty - or toatie or totie - is first recordit in Scots in the 1…

Aye Happy

A wee minding that reads: May ye aye be jist as happy As we wish ye aye tae be Tak tent that in Scots mony fowk maks a di…

Locharbriggs

The hoose name Locharbriggs at Drumsturdy, benorth Monifieth, in Angus. The village o Locharbriggs, tho, is tae be fund d…

Lunt an Wean

Thir twa words is on ane o the waws at the Rabbie Burns caufgrund museum, in Ayrshire. The word lunt can mean twa-three …

Bonnie Scotland

This van bides in Monifieth, in Angus. Ower the tap o the windae it reads Bonnie Scotland. The word bonnie haes been in ui…

Lochgilpheid sweeties

The Sweetie Jar in Lochgilpheid ('Lochgilphead') in Argyll. In Scots oor ordnar word is sweetie, while in Inglis it is &qu…

Cumbrae cludgies

This blad belangs the muckle isle o the Cumbraes in the Firth o Clyde. The word cludgie is weel kent braid Scotland an is …

Boatie Row

Boatie Row is in Cowie by Steenhive ('Stonehaven'). The'r an auld sang in Scots cryed 'The Boatie Rows' that Burns threapi…

Scots Language Awards 2020

The nominations for the Scots Language Awards 2020 are now open. Please follow this link to find our more: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotslanguageawards/nominations-open-for-scots-language-awards-2020/ 
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The Big Wiki Rewrite

If you’ve ever done a Scots language search online then you have almost certainly …

Thegither published

Author, poet and performer Stuart A Paterson has recently produced a booklet of …

Podcast - Episode 70

Weel – there’s nae an easy answer – bit in this episode we try tae work ...
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