Iseabail's list of literature in Scots language
Collections of Modern Scots
Fenton, James (2000) Thonner an Thon. An Ulster Scots Collection, Belfast: Ullans Press. Poetry and prose in Ulster Scots.
MacCallum Neil R and Purves, David eds (1995) New Makars: An Anthology of Twenty-One Years of Writing in Lallans, Edinburgh: Mercat Press. A collection, mainly of fiction and poetry, reprinted from Lallans magazine.
Montgomery, Michael and Smyth, Anne eds(2003) A Blad o Ulster-Scotch frae Ullans, Belfast: Ullans Press.
Robertson, James ed (1994) A Tongue in yer Heid. Edinburgh: B & W Publishing. A collection of short stories in Scots by prominent authors.
SCOTS: Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech: http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk The project aims to build a large electronic collection of both written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland, currently concentrating on Scottish English and Scots texts.
Scotstext A repository of traditional literature in the language of Lowland Scotland.â€¨http://www.scotstext.org/
Tocher http://www.pearl.arts.ed.ac.uk/ Transcribed speech, tales and songs from the collections of the School of Scottish Studies.
Alexander, William (1871) Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk : in the parish of Pyketillim ; with glimpses of the parish politics about A.D. 1843, Aberdeen: Robert Walker, Lewis Smith; ed William Donaldson, reprinted by Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 1995. (North-East Scots).
Donaldson, William (1989) The Language of the People: Scots Prose from the Victorian Revival, Aberdeen University Press. Articles, including fiction from 19th-century Scottish newspapers.
Donovan, Anne (2003) Buddha Da, Edinburgh: Canongate. Tale of a Glasgow family in strange circumstances, with much Glasgow Scots.
Fitt, Matthew (2001) But n ben a-go-go, Edinburgh: Luath Press. The first full-length novel written entirely in Scots; a sci-fi story of a futuristic Scotland. Scots is creatively used, but reflects the author's Dundee origins.
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic A Scots Quair Edinburgh: Canongate Classics. Trilogy, consisting of Sunset Song (1932), Cloud Howe (1933) and Grey Granite (1934)Â¸ on the life of Chris Guthrie in the North-East in the early 20th-century; Scots is interwoven in the English of the text.
McLellan, Robert (1990) Linmill Stories Edinburgh: Canongate. Fictionalised account in Scots of the author's boyhood on his grandfather's Lanarkshire farm in the early 20th century.
Robertson, James (2000) The Fanatic, London: Fourth Estate. A tale of the Covenanters of the 17th century, with much dialogue in modern Central Scots.
Welsh, Irvine (1993) Trainspotting, London: Secker & Warburg. A novel graphically depicting the drug scene in Edinburgh, with vivid urban Scots, especially in the dialogue.
Annand, J K (1998) Bairn Rhymes, Edinburgh: Mercat Press. A collection of poems in Scots for young children.
Burns, Robert Poems and Songs Oxford paperback, from James Kinsley's 1968 3-vol Oxford English Texts edition. (Ayrshire Scots).
Fergusson, Robert (2000) Selected Poems edited by James Robertson, Edinburgh: Birlinn. Poems in Scots and English by the great eighteenth-century poet, who died so tragically young. (Edinburgh Scots).
Garioch, Robert (2000) Collected Poems edited by Robin Fulton, Edinburgh: Polygon. Poems by one of the foremost poets in Scots of the mid twentieth century. (Edinburgh Scots)
Leonard, Tom (1984) Intimate Voices: Writing 1965-83, Newcastle upon Tyne: Galloping Dog Press. (Glasgow Scots)(2004) access to the silence (Poems 1984-2004). Buckfastleigh: Etruscan Books. (Glasgow Scots)
MacDiarmid, Hugh (2004) Selected Poetry edited by Michael Grieve and Alan Riach, Manchester: Carcanet.
Mackie, Alastair (1980) Back-green Odyssey and other poems, Aberdeen: Rainbow Books. (North-East Scots)
Morgan, Edwin (1996) Collected Translations, Manchester: Carcanet. Includes Scots translations from Mayakovsky, Pushkin, Leopardi, Heine and others. (Glasgow Scots)
Soutar, William (1999) A bairn's sang and other Scots verse for children edited by Tom Hubbard (1999), Edinburgh: Mercat Press. Poems for children by the Perth poet, who died in 1943.
Voices from their ain Countrie: The Poems of Marion Angus and Violet Jacob (2006) edited by Katherine Gordon, Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies. New collection of two early 20th-century poets who wrote much in Scots. (North-East, Angus Scots)
Bryden, Bill (1972) Willie Rough, Edinburgh: Southside. Set in the Clyde shipyards around World War I.
Byrne, John (1997) The Slab Boys, London: Faber & Faber. Trilogy about young people in a Paisley carpet factory in the late 1950s and 1960s.
Campbell, Donald (1976) The Jesuit, Edinburgh: Paul Harris. Religious bigotry in 17th-century Glasgow.
Corbett, John and Findlay, Bill eds (2005) Serving Twa Maisters: Five Classic Plays in Scots Translation, Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Translations by Robert Kemp (from MoliÃ¨re), Douglas Young (from Aristophanes), Victor Carin (from Goldoni), Hector MacMillan (from MoliÃ¨re) and Peter Arnott (from Brecht).
Lochhead, Liz (1985) Tartuffe a translation into Scots from the original by MoliÃ¨re, Edinburgh: Polygon.(West-Central Scots)
McLellan, Robert (1980) Collected Plays, London: Calder. Includes Torwatletie, Jamie the Saxt, The Flouers o Edinburgh, The Carlin Moth, The Changeling. The Flouers o Edinburgh gives an amusing picture of the efforts of the rising middle class in 18th-century Scotland to rid their speech of Scots features.
Morgan, Edwin (1992) Edmond Rostandâ€™s Cyrano de Bergerac: a new verse translation, Manchester: Carcanet. (Glasgow Scots)
(2000) Jean Racineâ€™s Phaedra: a tragedy : a new verse translation of PhÃ¨dre, Manchester: Carcanet. (Glasgow Scots)
Stewart, Ena Lamont (1986) Men Should Weep, Edinburgh: 7.84 Publications. The struggles of a family in 1930s Glasgow.