Learning Resources to use at home
There are lots of fun and engaging Scots language resources to keep you and your wee yins busy while they are continuing their learning at home.
Ages 3 - 6
Scottish Book Trust’s Bookbug app has Scots favourites such as ‘Shooglie Wooglie’, ‘Katie Bairdie’, ‘Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Aff a Bus’ and ‘Ally Bally’.
Ages 6 – 10
Take a quiz and create a comic on the ‘Oor Wullie guide tae Scots Language’ site.
Download a Scots glossary from Kelpies publishing to help children explore Scots in their creative writing.
Read and listen to a huge range of poems and stories from The Kist resource, and complete the activities.
Read the ‘Bad Broonie’ comic, free to download from the ‘Scots in Schools’ site.
Ages 10 – 13
Listen to Alan Bissett tell some ghost stories in Scots.
Complete some of the activities from National Library of Scotland’s ‘Wee Windaes’ site:
The Deil in Scotland has a writing activity for Primary learners and a reading activity for Secondary learners.
The Mary Symon resource has a series of questions and activities that help explore what life was like during WW1.
The Alexander Rodger resource features some creative writing prompts and vocabulary
Read and listen to some Scots texts on our games site, then test your understanding of them.
Read James Robertson’s collection, ‘The Mannie & Ither Stories’ , free to download from ASLS.
Explore the Scots Syntax Atlas, where you can look at how word order differs in Scots across different parts of the country.
Complete the Open University course on Scots Language and Culture
Explore SCOTS – The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
Listen to Scots radio
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