The Scots Language Centre is marking Lent and Easter with a series of specially selected readings from the Scots New Testament. The Greek scholar William Lorimer spent the last ten years of his life working on this project. Each Gospel has a different form of Scots to match the different forms of Greek used by the various apostles and scribes, and the vigour and immediacy of the language is everywhere apparent. Transcribed, edited and published by his son Robin Lorimer, this scholarly and dramatically fresh reading of an already familiar text caused a sensation when it first appeared in 1983. Readings will appear on the web site from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday.
This feature is supported by the W L Lorimer Memorial Trust.
Follow the links for each of the gospel readings for each day.