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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


HAIRST – AUTUMN The season of autumn is made up of three months – September, October and November. In the Scots language the season is called the hairst. read more

Scots in Photos

Word of the Week

dissy n. a rejection. v. to re

In these days of
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Scots on YouTube

Scots Proverbs

As the coo fills the draff soo

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Scots New Testament

13 September 2015

In the recordings of the Scots Ne
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Scots Language Radio

Episode 22

In Episode 22,  wir at the first National Conference fae Education Scotland.  The topic wis ‘Scots in the Classroom’ and fit a con
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Scots Poetry

Late Night Company by Laura Guthrie

Late Night Company(After Edwin Morgan)Hiya, luv,Wha’re ye daein – wai’in fur a bus?Ye ken it’s no fur a half hour?Aye bu’ it’ll be half an hour, trus’ …
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Latest News

Sangschaw Competition 2016

The Scots Language Society is calling for entries to its Sangschaw 2016 competition. There are entries in three categories as follows: the Hugh MacDiarmid Ta
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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

Sang Nicht at Arbroath

Well known singers and musicians Steve Byrne and Scott Gardner, from Arbroath and Forfar, will be leading a Sang Nicht hosted by Lisa Simmons at Hospitalfield
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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

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

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