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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

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The Scottish National Dictionary
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Scots Proverbs

A gien horse shuidna be lookit

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Scots New Testament

12 July 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

Pac Man’s Last Stand - Andrew Philip

Pac Man’s Last StandWe funt him dossin in a piss-scented closeoot the back o a defunct arcade,his canary coupon dulled fae dool and stourtae say naething o the …
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Latest News

A Taste of SpectreTown

A new production incorporating the North East (Doric) dialect is due to hit the Edinburgh Fringe and then tour Scotland. The drama SpectreTown, pe
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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

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Hairst from Rab Wilson

Poet Rab Wilson will be launching a new collection of poems from his time as James Hogg writer in residence. Called Hairst, the work will be launched at the Bor
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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

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