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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

A Gruffalo Tour

19th February 2015

Children are in for a special treat during March when the Gruffalo takes to the road, in both English and Scots. In a co-venture brought to you by Into Film and Education Scotland, there will be special screenings of the Gruffalo animation at four venues in Aberdeen, Irvine, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Accompanying the screenings will be four versions in the Scots language read by well known authors in their respective dialects: Sheena Blackhall in North East Scots, or Doric, at Aberdeen, Rab Wilson in West Central (Ayrshire) Scots at Irvine, Alison Millar in Orkney dialect at Kirkwall, and Laureen Johnson in Shetland dialect at Lerwick. Each of these versions will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the breadth and depth of the rich, distinct dialects.

Each event, which runs between 10am and 12 on the particular days, is aimed at P3, P4 and P5 pupils and will also include educational activities. For further information about individual events please take a look at the Scots Language centre events calendar. If you would like to attend please follow the link below to Eventbrite in order to book tickets. Remember to scroll down to the end of the page for various venues.