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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid



These activities were developed by the Scots Language Centre (, with help and guidance from Education Scotland and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Some activities have been developed from materials formerly in the ‘Scuilwab’ (a website ran by Dictionaries of the Scots Language) which is now closed.

They were tested by Primary and Secondary learners and practitioners in Glasgow and West Lothian.


In accordance with Education Scotland’s Scots Language guidance, outlined in CfE Briefing 17 – Curriculum for Excellence: Scots Language, these activities are designed to allow learners to:

  • experience Scots as part of normal curricular provision
  • use Scots to develop and apply their knowledge and understanding of language
  • read and listen to Scots to develop their analytical and evaluative skills
  • experience a wide range of Scots texts


These activities are designed to support the teaching and learning of:

  • CfE Literacy and English
  • CfE Modern Languages
  • SQA National 4, National 5 and Higher English
  • SQA Scots Language Award at levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Teacher’s Notes

Games and activities have downloadable Teacher’s Notes, featuring details of the relevant Experiences and Outcomes/Learning Outcomes for each activity as well as some suggested follow on activities.