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Buik Trust Awairds

The Buik Trust for Scotland is jist efter annooncin its 2024 awairds tae new screivars. The ettle ahin thir awairds is tae gie uphaud tae up-an-comin screivars, baith bi gait o a puckle siller, an advice fae skeely an estaiblisht fowk o lettert airts. New screivars will be gien the …
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Nicht o Poyums

Poyet Len Pennie will be the leader-aff for a nicht o poyems an airtistry alang …

New sangs fae Quinie

No lang syne musician an sangster Josie Vallely – better kent as Quinie – …

A 1000 Neeps and Tatties

A buikie airtit at bairns is helpin tae brek doun narra-nebbit opeenion an tae unnerstaun …

Scots in Education Conference 2023

In Partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Education Scotland and and Scots Hoose, the Scots Language Centre are delighted to host the 2023 Scots in Education Conference.
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The Jolly Beggars

The Scots Opera Project present a new version of Burns’ The Jolly Beggars, composed by Alan Fleming-Baird and performed by professional opera singers and a community chorus. The piece has been guided and advised by Creative Scotland's Scots Scriever Dr Michael Dempster. …
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Tannahill The Opera

The world premiere of the Scots Opera Project's "Tannahill" at the historic …

Otters Aboot

This sign bides in Tresta, Shetland, an reads "Otters Aboot" sae at fowk kens tae caw cannie. The Soothron for a…

Beware o' 'e bairns

This wee sign bides in Thirsa, Caitnes ('Thurso, Caithness') an reads 'beware o' 'e bairns'. A bairn is a young body. Here…

Taps aff

This poster fae a weel kent drinks company wis seen in a tunnel jist aff the Coogate o Dundee. It jalouses the drinks wil…

Craigie's Stane

Craigie's Stane at Lerrick ('Lerwick') in Shetland, wi a bonnie sicht ower the watter. The Soothron for stane is "sto…

Brig o Stirlin

This hoose is by the auld brig o Stirlin ('Stirling') an haes ower its lintel the word brig follaed wi a Greek letter. A b…

Ferry Selkie

The Ferry Selkie haesna lang opent in Brochty Ferry ('Broughty Ferry') by Dundee. Brochty is affen kent as The Ferry jist.…

Cragsman's Widow

This plaque hings in Kirkwa ('Kirkwall') in Orkney an haes the poyem Cragman's Widow bi Robert Rendall. Robert Rendall (18…

Dee an dy folk - Peerie Shop Cafe in Lerrick

A buird in the Peerie Shop Cafe, in Lerrick ('Lerwick'), Shetland, wi a toast wrutten in Shetland. In the Scots spoken bi …

The Muckle Haa

The Muckle Haa is on Scallowa ('Scalloway'), Shetland, an as the buird tells us the Soothron for muckle haa (or haw) is &q…

Dram an Haggis

Here an eatery or howf on the north gait o Saunt Aundraes cryed Dram an Haggis. A dram is a sma measure o drink. The'r a b…