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Creative Writing in Scots Workshop

Award-winning Scots poet Dorothy Lawrenson will be running a one-day workshop on creative writing in Scots on Saturday, March 14th 2020 from 10am - 3pm in Broughton High School, Edinburgh. For more information, have a look at the Facebook event page: Creative Writing in …
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The Jolly Beggars

The Scots Opera Project present a new version of Burns’ The Jolly Beggars, …

Scots BookBug

As part of Book Week Scotland, there was a Scots BookBug session at Corstorphine …

Lunt an Wean

Thir twa words is on ane o the waws at the Rabbie Burns caufgrund museum, in Ayrshire. The word lunt can mean twa-three …

Bonnie Scotland

This van bides in Monifieth, in Angus. Ower the tap o the windae it reads Bonnie Scotland. The word bonnie haes been in ui…

Lochgilpheid sweeties

The Sweetie Jar in Lochgilpheid ('Lochgilphead') in Argyll. In Scots oor ordnar word is sweetie, while in Inglis it is &qu…

Cumbrae cludgies

This blad belangs the muckle isle o the Cumbraes in the Firth o Clyde. The word cludgie is weel kent braid Scotland an is …

Boatie Row

Boatie Row is in Cowie by Steenhive ('Stonehaven'). The'r an auld sang in Scots cryed 'The Boatie Rows' that Burns threapi…

Nae ill in Brig Allan

A quote postit in a shop windae in Brig Allan, Stirlinshire. In a warld whaur fowk is that insnorled throu the wab we affe…

Be thankit

This office in Glesca ('Glasgow') haes on its wa the weel kent quote fae the Rabbie Burns Grace anent meat an thaim haes h…

Blether Dundee

This poster wis seen jist aff the Coogait o Dundee. The word blether haes been recordit in Scots fae at least the 15t cent…

Upside Doon

A sark fae the Upside Doon music fest seen in the shop at Allowa ('Alloway') in Ayrshire. Photie taen bi Katrina MacLeod.…

Wee haggis

Haggis is a dish that's been etten in Scotland fae the Middle Ages. The word hagas or hagese kythes in auld registers aroo…

Oor Vyce launches

Today new group Oor Vyce launched its campaign calling on the Scottish Government to extend legal protection to the Scots language community.Oor Vyce brings together academics, entertainers, political campaigners and writers who want the Scottish Parliament to pass a law similar …
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Grow Radio launched

During this period of lockdown many of us fortunate enough to have gardens are now …

The Peter Pan Man

It was 160 years ago this month, on 9 May 1860, that James Matthew Barrie was born …

Podcast - Episode 68

Nae matter fit’s happenin aroon us – the season dinna hud back. It’s aff
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