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New interactive learning materials

The Scots Language Centre have produced a new range of online, interactive learning materials for use by learners aged 3-18, teachers and parents. 
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Teaching resources for CfE (Early and First Level)

Using Scots in the classroom with learners in Early Years settings and Primary schools can enhance c read more

Eight Evil Lessons for Halloween

​Halloween, with its strong traditions of dookin fir aipples, carving turnips and guising, is an i read more

Teaching Resources for CfE Levels Two and Three

Using Scots in the classroom can be an engaging way of enhancing learners’ skills in Literacy read more

Education News: Autumn 2018

The Scots Language Centre have developed new, interactive, online resources to support learners of S read more

Teaching Resources for Learners in the Senior Phase

Using Scots in the classroom, particularly in the English classroom, can develop young  read more

Scotland’s songs

An excellent way to use Scots using an inter-disciplinary learning approach.read more

Scots numbers

Scots Language Centre have a set of numbers in Scots which are useful for teaching purposes. Th read more

SQA Scots Language Award

An exciting development has recently taken place for the first time, a qualification in the Scots language is now available.  read more

Wee Windaes Teaching Resources

The Wee Windaes website, from National Library of Scotland, features a range of  read more

North East Scots resources: Elphinstone Institute Kist

The Elphinstone Institute, at Aberdeen University,  read more

Children's books in Scots

If you’re looking for children’s books written in Scots, there are countless titles avai read more

Dialect word lists and features The following Education Scotland pages provide

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A history of Scots language

The history of the Scots language is provided in this Education Scotland animation, narrated by Scots Language Education Coordinator Simon Hall.Education Scotlandread more

CLPL and CPD Resources For Teachers

 There are many sources available to help teachers fulfil their ‘Career Long Professional read more

The Origins of Scots: Video

The ‘Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics’ has produced an infographic video read more

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Cottage
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The Aitken papers

A. J. Aitken, ed. Caroline Macafee, ‘Collected Writings on the Scots Language’ (2015)A. J. Aitken (1921-1998) was a leading authority on the Scots language and one of the chief editors oread more

BBC Voices

The British Library have an online archive of recordings made by the BBC as part of the BBC Voices project. The BBC Voices project provided a snapshot of the linguistic landscape of the UK at the read more

Former Features

Links to previous features covering a wide range of subjects most contain information, downloadable documents, sound files to listen to orread more