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SIMMER – SUMMER The season of summer is made up of three months, June, July and August. In the Scots language the season is called simmer. Simmer comes originally from a Common Germaread more

Braw Brew

Scots writer Liz Niven created this resource for children as part of Dumfries and Galloway’s bi-centenary Burns celebrations. ‘A Braw Brew’ contains 24 short stories, four of which were recorread more

Scots in Photos

Word of the Week

poor oot n. the throwing of co

In the tenements of Edinburgh, as
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Scots on YouTube

Scots Proverbs

Pint stoups haes lang lugs

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Scots New Testament

14 June 2015

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 19

Episode 19 o Scots Language Radio is delvin intae oor literary heritage.  Jenny Niven fae Creative Scotland, spiks aboot the new screiver post and Derick M
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Scots Poetry

Nae Drum is Rattled by Wullie Purcell

This poem by Wullie Purcell of Paisley, again seems slightly political, inevitable perhaps in the present climate, as he gives us the thoughts of a young  solider …
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Latest News

Makar speaks out

In the press this week (National, 29 June 2015) it was reported that Liz Lochhead, who has been Scotland’s official Makar since 2011, is highly critical
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Free resources for teachers

Within Scots Language Centre website there are a many pages which teachers may find helpful when delivering lessons which include an element of Scots language. Within Watching and Listening there are

Latest Events

Midsummer Night's Dream

This version of the play in Scots will be showing at the Fullarton Theatre, Lochside Road, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, from 7.30pm on Friday and Satu
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Peter Kinnen

The well-known Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' has been translated into Scots by Lynne McGeachie and published by the Beatrix Potter Society as 'The Tale O Peter Kinnen' read more

Rodger Lyall

Rodger Lyall has over the past few years written a number of short stories in Doric, following completion of a Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Stirling University. The stories have also beread 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

Minnie a novella by Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall’s novella Minnie is set in 1920s Aberdeenshire. It follows the story of a young girl’s passage through adolescence and her experiences of loss and recoverylread more