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Kelsae Collars

This shop bides in Kelsae ('Kelso') in the Borders. The abbey o Kelsae wis foondit bi Dauvit I afore he wis king, aboot 11…

Braw Wee Emporium

The Braw Wee Emporium on the Gallagate o Glesca ('Glasgow'). The word braw is, weel, a braw word. It is used in Scots sind…

Aye in Embra

This windae belangs a marshmallae shop in Embra ('Edinburgh') an haes a sign hingin that reads 'Aye, come on in' or, in In…

Neeps an Tatties

At this time o the year (Januar) haggis, neeps an tatties is weel favoured at Burns Nicht suppers. It haes lang been the t…

Dinna

This roofer bides in Brochty Ferry ('Broughty Ferry') by Dundee. Alang the side o the van it reads - dinna stay under leak…

Twin Law

Twin Law is a hill by Gruinlaw ("Greenlaw") in the Borders. The'r twa cairns on the hill wi plaques tae pit us i…

Look aboot ye

This wis taen at the leebrar in Allowae or Alloway ('Alloa') in Clackmannan. It reads 'look aboot ye' or, in Inglis "…

Ness Hoose

This hame is cryed Ness Hoose an is in Johnshaven in the Mearns. A ness is a heidland or neb o land. The Soothron for hoos…

Haver

A puckle words quotit fae the sang 500 Miles bi The Proclaimers, seen on the wa o a office somewey in Glesca ('Glasgow'). …

Bairns play centre

This ane wis taen at the bairns play centre in Sumburgh airport or flicht haven in Shetland. In Scots oor affspring is ca…

Research on Glasgow Poles

Amidst the continuing debates about our relationship with other countries in the EU any new research that throws light on Scotland’s interaction with other EU citizens is welcome, and in particular, our linguistic interactions. In 2018 Dr Sadie Durkacz Ryan presented her fascinating …
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Tribute to Tom Leonard

Seats at the Tribute to Tom Leonard are now sold out. Tom Leonard (1944-2018) was …

Auld Lang Syne Tour

One of the most famous songs in Scots – Auld Lang Syne – is to form …

Scots Creations

During the last few years a number of artists have emerged who have contributed …

Podcast - episode 57

Welcome to Scots Radio. In this year o ‘Indigenous Languages’ as decreed by UN
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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 …
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