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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

Kist now online

21st February 2013

This new education resource is a digital version of The Kist / A'Chiste anthology and contains prose, poetry and drama in various dialects of Scots, and in Gaelic. Texts in Gaelic have been translated. Those in Scots usually have a glossary. The anthology is primarily targeted at learners working at second and third levels.

The materials can be used to make children more aware of the richness of language generally, to encourage a wider variety of language in the classroom, and to help children value the Scots they may use at home, with their peers, and in the community generally, and to extend its range.

Opportunities to read and use Scots language can help develop enthusiasm and motivation for learning, openness to new ideas, self-respect and respect for others; all attributes linked to the four capacities.