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Scots School App

On 25th January Scottish Language Dictionaries in Edinburgh will be launching its new, improved Scots Dictionary for Schools app. All the existing features contained within have been improved together with brand-new design and recorded pronunciation guides. The app is specially intended …
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Doric Board Awards

The Doric Board has recently made a series of awards to successful candidates who …

SLC office closure

Due to the continuing Covid crisis the Scots Language Centre office remains closed. …

Two more classics

This December has seen the publication of more classic cartoon adventures in the …

Beyond Burns: Teaching Scots in the English Classroom

SATE (Scottish Association for Teaching English) hosted a free, online webinar for Secondary English teachers who wished to find out more about teaching Scots at BGE and Senior Phase.Presented by Laura Green (Scots Education Specialist at the Scots Language Centre) and with input …
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The Jolly Beggars

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

Tannahill The Opera

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

Twa Gordons

This vessel wis seen at Mallaig aff the Soond o Sleat in the Heilans. In Scots we say that mair nor ane is twa (or twae). …

The Provost o Ceres

We'v met the provost o Ceres aince afore, but this is sic a guid photie o the auld carle. Ceres (soondit 'see-riss') is a …

Horse Wynd aff the Coogate

The auld lintel depictit here belanged a door in the Horse Wynd aff the Coogate o Embra ('Edinburgh'). It cairries a saw i…

A bittie alphabee

This 'Scottish Alphabet' or alphabee wis seen in the windae o a shop in Callander in Stirlinshire. It gies a puckle words …

Man or Wumman

This sign bides on the Auld Shore Road o Connel, in Argyll. It tells fowk tae mind an steek the yett at aw times. Richtly …

Bonnybank o Fife

Bonnybank is jist north o Leven in Fife. The'r a puckle places wi the word bonny/bonnie in. Bonnie is a wey o sayin that …

Toaty wee bag

This toaty wee bag wis seen in a shop in Dundee. The word toaty - or toatie or totie - is first recordit in Scots in the 1…

Aye Happy

A wee minding that reads: May ye aye be jist as happy As we wish ye aye tae be Tak tent that in Scots mony fowk maks a di…

Locharbriggs

The hoose name Locharbriggs at Drumsturdy, benorth Monifieth, in Angus. The village o Locharbriggs, tho, is tae be fund d…

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 …