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Glasgow & District Burns Association Concert

The Glasgow & District Burns Association are hosting a concert on the 5th September 2019 fae 6pm - 9pm at Renfield St Stephens Centre, Bath Street in Glasgow.Including performances from the Robert Burns World Federation Young Burnsian, Liam Kearney, tenor Euan Russell, Damien …
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Glesca hotel

This lobby in a Glesca ('Glasgow') hotel tells veesitors whit gait the weather's gauin. The Soothron for wee is "litt…

Braw bruck

This bucket or midden can be seen at Stracathro jist on the mairches o Angus an The Mearns. The message tells fowk that aw…

Doon the Watter tae Millport

This wee minding is fae Millport in the muckle isle o Cumbrae in the Firth o Clyde. Aince fowk used tae stow the boats tha…

Oh, dear me

Onybody that's ever become weel aquaint wi modren Scots sang will dootless ken the words 'Oh, dear me'. Thir words is pair…

Weel done cutty sark

The back end o a feegur o Oor Wullie that bides the noo at the Caird Haw in Dundee. Aw ower the feegur is words an lines w…

Scoot Aboot

This scooter wis seen in Millport on the muckle isle o Cumbrae. The word scoot is used in baith the Scots an Soothron leid…

Heelstergowdie an aw that

This puckle o words belangs the Dictionars o the Scots Leid's 'wird hunt' held in Embra taewards the end o 2018. Hoo mony …

Dook

This wis taen at the Glesca Centre for Contemporar Airts. Dook (or even douk) is a Scots word that's kent awgaits an is si…

Tatties

In Scots we hae tatties (or, in Wastland pairts - tauties). The Inglis for tatties is "potatoes." Photie taen b…

Wee Heavy

Wee Heavy Scots yill for sale oot a supermercat in Helsinki, Finland. The Inglis for heavy is "bitter." Sae whit…

Ane City showing

The show Ane City is playing from 20 until 26 August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Presented by the Elfie Picket theatre company, Ane City is a one woman show written and performed by Taylor Dyson and is rich in poetry, music and storytelling drawn from the Scots language. Commenting …
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Trotter Anniversary

The 25th July marks the anniversary of the birth in 1834 of that curious character …

Podcast - Episode 61

We are back in the room with Scots Radio Episode 61 and it's fu o surprises. We hear f
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