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Beyond Burns: Teaching Scots in the English Classroom

SATE (Scottish Association for Teaching English) are hosting a free, online webinar for Secondary English teachers who wish 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 …
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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 …

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…

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 …

Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers

Recently a new collection of words from the Scots language was published as Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words. Written by Robin A Crawford, this work represents his personal collection of favourite words from Scots, taken from various times and places, …
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The Big Wiki Rewrite

If you’ve ever done a Scots language search online then you have almost certainly …

Podcast - Episode 70

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