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Lent & Easter

The Scots Language Centre is marking Lent and Easter with a series of specially selected readings from the Scots New Testament. read more

Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy

Celebrate the poems, songs, and legacy of Burns with this free online course from the University of Glasgowread more

Robert Fergusson Anniversary

The 16 October 2016 marks the 242nd anniversary of the death of Robert Fergusson (1750-1774)read more


West Central

This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotch which are the traditional names for the languaread more


Chairlie & the Chocolate Works 

Black and White Publishing in Edinburgh has recently published another translation of a popular Roald Dahl workread more

Numbers and Time

Just as the year is divided into seasons, months and days, the day is divided into hours and times. Scots, like other languages, has its own way of expressing these more

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Scots Radio nomination

Scots Radio has been nominated in the Celtic Media Festival’s Torc Award for Excellence this year. Scots Radio, a Scottish cultural programme, was establi read more

Wee Windaes

Explore the National Library
of Scotland's collection of Scots language documents.

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Scots Poetry

For Ma Faither by Brian Holton

The Tannahill Poetry Competition run by Read Raw Ltd of Paisley has held its winners event as part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival. It was a fine occasion. I am happy …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

Auld speugs is ill tae tame

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Word of the Week

LITHE adj., mild, gentle, calm

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Scots New Testament

Fourth Sunday in Lent

The Scots Language Centre is mark
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 39

It’s a bumper edition this month – sic a lot gaan on.  In Episode 39 or Scots Radio, wir amang the bothies, bonnie bulls and heavy horses &ndas
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What is Scots?

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

The Aitken papers

The Scots Language Centre publishes the Collected Works of A.J. Aitken (1921-1998) one of the leading authorities on the Scots more