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

The Tale O Peter Kinnen

The well-known Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' has been translated into Scots by Lynne McGeachie  read more


The season of spring is called ware in Scots read more

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 today. In 2014 the Friends of William Soutar Society began a p read more


West Central

This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotchread 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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Sangschaw 2018 entries invited

 The Scots Language Society is now inviting entries for its 2018 Sangschaw competition. The annual Sangschaw is a chance for both established and budding w read more

Scots in Photos

Wee Windaes

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

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Scots Poetry

Vowels anent Rimbaud, by Harry Giles

Looking out for Scots in current Scottish poetry magazines, sometimes there is a glut of it and sometimes you have to look closely. The new issue of Northwords …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Proverbs

Ye'r a bigger bum nor ten erse

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Word of the Week


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Scots New Testament

14 May 2017

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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Scots Language Radio

Episode 41

Episode 41 jist disna hing aboot. We report fae the gaitherin tae discuss the future o North East Scots or Doric, at Aiberdeen University, organised bi the Elph
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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