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Scots Language Centre Centre for the Scots Leid

St Andrew’s Day school resource

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Scots numbers

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

Scots Writing competition for Schools

Send in yer scrievins! Education Scotland invites learners of all ages to write a story or  read more

Wee Windaes Teaching Resources

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

Scots Language Dictionaries develop new materials

Scots Language Dictionaries have a wealth of  read more

The Wee Prince: Teaching Resources

The Wee Prince: Teaching Resources read more

Thistle Education Solutions

Thistle Education Solutions have produced a range of Scots language school resources. These  include a range of titles including Oor Toon read more

Teaching Shakespeare, Using Scots

Follow this link to read a blog by Amy Douglas, an English teacher in Tynecastle read more


The Scots language graphic novel version of RL Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped now has an accompanying teacher resource. This can help prepare the class for Scots language  read more

Auld Sangs for Wee Weans

A new collection of children’s rhymes in Scots is now available. Called Auld Sangs for Bairns & Wee Weans, this collection has been selected and  read 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

Itchy Coo

Itchy Coo is Scotland's ainly dedicatit Scots leid imprent. Led by scrievers Matthew Fitt and James Robertson, Itchy Coo has been makkin braw buiks for bairns sen 2002.

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William Soutar and Scots language The Perth poet William Soutar wrote in English and in Scots, many of the poems forming a collection of Bairn Rhymes still used in schools

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A Handsel For Every Bairn Whit sangs, tales an dauncin culd we gie ilka bairn in Scotlan fir a richt guid handsel?

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Dialect word lists and features The following Education Scotland pages provide

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Susan Rennie’s books for children

Writer and academic Susan Rennie has amassed an extensive range of publications, many for children and suitable for home or school use. read more

SQA Scottish Studies and Scots Language Blog

A blog from the team involved with the SQA Scottish Studies Award is now available. From 2014 qualifications in Scots language have been offered and this blog details  read more

David Walliams children’s author

The hugely successful children’s author David Walliams now has a couple of his novels translated into Scots. read more

Scots Translations of books by Julia Donaldson

Several picture book by the massively popular Julia Donaldson are now  read more

Food and Scots language

New education resources have been developed which encourage exploration of Scots language food words and phrases.  read more

Historical Thesaurus of Scots

The Historical Thesaurus of Scots is a new online resource which  read more

Free resources for teachers

Within Scots Language Centre website there are a many pages which teachers may find helpful read more

Watching and Listening

Links to pages where Scots language can be listened to or watched on more

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

Reading and Exploring

Links to pages with information about Scots language and free downloadable documentsread more

Scots language audio resources

Song and reading resources for use in the classroom audio resources for and about how Scots is used in educational settings.   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

Transcript of the Scots Language

The following is a brief conversation between an interviewer (speaking mostly North East Scots) and a respondent read more

Boswell’s Scottish dictionary

Susan Rennie has established a website celebrating the rediscovery of  read more

Scots CPD and CLPL Resources

Scots Language CLPL resources for Primary and Secondary teachersread more

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


New Qualification in Scots

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