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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

DiscoverKelpies Publishing

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‘DiscoverKelpies’, part of Edinburgh-based ‘Floris Books’, publish books for children. All of their books feature Scottish themes and/or Scottish settings and characters.  

They have a number of Scots language books, including:


  • Mike Nicholson’s books, Thistle Street, Thistle Sands and Thistle Games, which are picture books for children.


  • Susan Rennie’s Scots translations of the much-loved children’s books We’re Gangin on a Bear Hunt and The Teeger That Cam For His tea.


  • Robert Burns’ My Luve’s like a Red, Red Rose, which is reproduced in a book with illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane.



Kelpies Publishing also have a teachers’ section with free resources, including a Scots glossary and an activity sheet to accompany ‘We’re Gangin on a Bear Hunt’.