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Braw Tales at An Tobar & Mull Theatre

BRAW TALES - five short animated stories written by some of the best Scottish writers and produced by Mull Theatre Director (20/21) Beth Morton.From Monday 10 - Friday 14 May, grab a sandwich, make yourself a cup of tea and tune in via our Facebook page or through our Vimeo …
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Soutar Birthday

Today – 28 April - is the 123 anniversary of the birth of writer and …

Online drama from Leith

A new historical online drama series is sure to draw those with an interest in Scots, …

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 …

Caird an mug

Thir items wis seen in the windae o a shop in Callander in Stlrlinshire. The caird reads "Aw whit a pair yer braw the…

Lowland Folk

A kistie or soond tape fae 1986 wi twa sangs sung bi Lowland Folk alang wi Allan Barty. Lowland Folk sung in baith Inglis …

Hauf a hunner

This caird an mug bade in the windae o a shop in Callander, Stirlinshire. The birthday caird reads 'Half a hunner, still a…

Twa Gordons

This vessel wis seen at Mallaig aff the Soond o Sleat in the Heilans. In Scots we say that mair nor ane is twa (or twae). …

The Provost o Ceres

We'v met the provost o Ceres aince afore, but this is sic a guid photie o the auld carle. Ceres (soondit 'see-riss') is a …

Horse Wynd aff the Coogate

The auld lintel depictit here belanged a door in the Horse Wynd aff the Coogate o Embra ('Edinburgh'). It cairries a saw i…

A bittie alphabee

This 'Scottish Alphabet' or alphabee wis seen in the windae o a shop in Callander in Stirlinshire. It gies a puckle words …

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…