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  • Valerie

    writing for children

  • Sheila

    working in the bank

  • Nancy

    how Caithness people speak

  • Colin

    talks about what Doric means

  • Gavin

    the story of a farmer

  • Richard

    his father's job

  • Yvonne

    waiting for a delivery

  • Chris

    talks about the Yellowhammer

  • Alasdair

    the word 'souter'

  • Wullie

    the word 'jink'

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Scots Speakers

Scots is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland today, the other two being English and Scottish Gaelic.Scots is spoken by old and young alike and can be heard in both cities and country areas. …read more

Learn Scots

Scots is spoken by old and young alike. Want to know how to go about learning the Scots language read out online guide to learning Scotsread more

Scots History

Scots has been spoken in Scotland for many centuries and is read more

Scots song

The Scots song tradition is very diverse and the types of soread more

Scots poetry

Poetry in the Scots language began to be written down in the 14th century, --- beginning with John Barbour’s ‘The Brus’, and continuing through the 15th and 16thcenturieread more

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Janet Paisley 1948-2018

The Scots Language Centre is much saddened to hear of the death of Janet Paisley which took place on Friday 9 November 2018. Janet was aged 70. A noted poet and read more