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Traditional ghost stories told in modern Scots

Available from BBC Radio Scotland, Alan Bissett tells traditional ghost stories in modern Scots.


Perfect for Halloween, each story lasts around 10 minutes and can be used as stimulus for writing. Why not download our list of Eldritch words to use as a starting point for learners? You can even listen to them on Youtube.

Sam Best, English teacher at Smithycroft Secondary school in Glasgow, has shared teaching resources that accompany 'The Funeral March' and 'The Auld Man of Littledean'. These are available below. 


Related links:   The Funeral March by Alan Bissett

                        The Candle by Alan Bissett

                        The Auld Man of Littledean by Alan Bissett