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New interactive learning materials

The Scots Language Centre have produced a new range of online, interactive learning materials for use by learners aged 3-18, teachers and parents. read more

Crackin aboot politics

Ever since John Barbour put quill to parchment in the 1370’s, people have been debatread more

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


When using English, we say 'Shetland dialect' or just 'the dialect'. 'Shetlandic' is an English name used when writing in English. But, for dialect speakers among dialect speakers, the word is 'Shetland' (pronounced Shaetlan).read more

William Soutar and Scots language

William Soutar wrote in English &  Scots, many of the poems forming the Bairn Rhymes... read more

Peter Kinnen

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

Wee Windaes

Whither new tae Scots, or aiblins mair weel-kent wi its literature an story, veesitors will fin thair interest kinnelt in the Scots leid – as tauld through a hairstin frae the collections at the Naitional Leebrar o Scotland.

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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

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Latest News

Education News: Autumn 2018

The Scots Language Centre have developed new, interactive, online resources to support learners of Scots. The materials draw on features that were previously av read more

Scots Language Radio

Episode 52

It’s jist fan ye think it’s nae afore time – ye find ye canna pit aff time. That jist sums up this last few wiks – wiv been flat oot. An
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Scots Poetry

Yallow by Betty McKellar

Betty McKellar has lived in Lochwinnoch for over 50 years, as a sheep farmer’s wife and local teacher. She is a well known and now elderly local poet. It’s …
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Scots Proverbs

Look at baith sides o the bawb

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Scots New Testament

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Word of the Week


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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

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