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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, …

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…

Sindry maws

Here a keek at ane o the leets o words fae a paper gien at the confeerance o the Forum for Speirings anent the Leids o Sco…

Spunkie an bletherin

The words spunkie an bletherin (wi 'e' dichtit) on ane o the ootsets at the Rabbie Burns caufgrund museum, in Ayrshire. …

Coronavirus Advice

The following general advice regarding the coronavirus has been taken from the Scot.gov website and is available here in both English and Scots versions.People advised to limit social contactThose most at risk strongly advised to reduce unnecessary contact.To slow the spread of COVID-19 …
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James Hogg in America

 To celebrate the 250 years since the birth of James Hogg, the American Folklife …

Dr Kenneth D Farrow

The SLC would like to extend its condolences to the relatives and friends of Dr …

Mary Mack

A video is currently available on Youtube which gives a wonderful rendition of the …

Podcast - Episode 66

There’s something afa magical aboot this episode. We welcomed actor, poet, writer an
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