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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

Scots Sayings Calendar

New Scots calendar produced by Edinburgh-based company Indy Prints read 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@ed Conference

A timely and very productive conference on the Scots language was recently held during the latest Burns anniversary. Called Scots@ed it was held in the Universi read more

Wee Windaes

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

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Scots Poetry

Loch Enoch by Margaret Gillies Brown

Another poem from Perthshire poet Margaret Gillies Brown, from her new diehard book Ilka Spring. Margaret is now in her late eighties and has been writing and publishing …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

A gien horse shuidna be lookit

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Word of the Week

DORTY adj. unwilling, sulky, s

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Scots New Testament

12 February 2017

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 38

In Episode 38 o Scots Radio wir enjoying the craic at Celtic Connections -  Spikkin tae Lisa Whytock aboot  Showcase Scotland, an Karine Polwart aboot
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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