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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

CLPL and CPD Resources For Teachers

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There are many sources available to help teachers fulfil their ‘Career Long Professional Learning’ requirements.


There is guidance available from Education Scotland - namely, CfE Briefing 17: Scots Language – which gives advice in incorporating the teaching of Scots into Languages and Literacy. More recently, a report titled, ‘Scots Language in Curriculum for Excellence’ was also published, outlining the positive impact that Scots language has on learners.


Further reading materials that may be useful for teachers include:

Many more materials can be found via our CLPL Reading List.


There are also videos which can provide context for staff who are new to Scots:


Lastly, the Scots Language Centre's Education Specialist, Laura Green, provides professional learning in teaching Scots language. One, entitled 'Beyond Burns: Teaching Scots n the English Classroom' and delivered for SATE, is available here. Another, entitled 'Scots in Education' and delivered as part of 'The Wee Gaitherin' event, is available here. Also, Laura has worked with Scottish Book Trust to provide Bookbug training for Bookbug leaders who wish to incorporate Scots into their sessions with babies and toddlers. 

If you require further information on accessing CLPL materials, browse the links to the left or contact us at or follow us on Twitter @LairnScots