Stories in Scots
BBC Scotland has published a series of Scots audio stories for children and young people.
There are 16 stories:
Tommy and the Angel – a modern re-telling of Tam O’Shanter.
The Draiglen Hogney – a story about a young girl tasked with defeating an evil ogre.
Theseus and the Minotaur – set in modern-day Scotland, this story is a Scots take on tale of a creature with a bull’s head and a man’s body.
Shellycoat - written by Susan Rennie and based on the mythological creatures who haunt burns and rivers. You can download teaching resources for this story below.
Pandora’s Box – a humorous version of the story, told by the eponymous young female protagonist.
King Midas – the famous story, given a Scots translation by Crawford Logan.
Helen and Aphrodite – the famous Greek myth is re-told in Scots.
The Candle and The Auld Man of Littledean – ghost stories, written by Alan Bissett.
The Stane – an engaging story about a young boy who has an amazing adventure after touching a Pictish stone.
Yarmin Rasmin - written and narrated by Valerie Watt, in Shetland Scots, this story tells of the adventures of a young lamb.
Mac and Magic - a story about a young boy and his mission to overcome shyness with the help of his dog. Written and narrated by Rab Wilson.
Freya, Grandad and the Iggaleens - written and narrated in Orkney Scots by Alison Miller, this story is about a girl who uses her imagination to help overcome her worries.
The Treisur Hunters - a tale of a treasure-hunting competition. Written by Sheena Blackhall and narrated by Morna Young.
Scaffies o Space - a scaffie is a Scots word meaning 'street sweeper' or 'refuse collector'. This story, written and narrated by Alan McClure, tells of a spaceship mission that goes wrong.
Mair Cream! - written and narrated by Susi Briggs, this tells the tale of a frustrated mammy who emplys the hlep of some fairies.