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Doric Film Festival 2021

The Doric Film Festival, established by Scots Radio director Frieda Morrison, is still open for entries until 1 November. Now in its third year the theme for entries in 2021 will be “Jist Faar I Bide.” The festival, which celebrates the North East dialect of Scots, aka …
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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 …

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 …

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…

Podcast - Episode 70

Weel – there’s nae an easy answer – bit in this episode we try tae work ...
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