To celebrate A Year of Conversation and the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Scottish Book Trust are running a poll to find the nation’s favourite Scots word. Eeksie-peeksie? Haver? The most popular will be revealed during Book Week Scotland.
You can find out more about the words and vote for your favourite (before Thursday 21 November) here.
Check out the National Library for Scotland’s Oor Wullie: Guide to Scots Language. There are fun activities, an audio map along with poems and songs.
You can now sign up for the free, online Scots Language and Culture course from the Open University.
The course is written for a broad audience ranging from Scots speakers, to people who want to find out about and learn some Scots, as well as teachers and other educators.
Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Scottish Studies/ Scots Language Understanding Standards event on Wednesday 11th September. We had a great day and thoroughly appreciated the input from all delegates, not to mention our excellent speakers!
Materials from the event are available on our Scottish Studies webpage here.
A very interesting (and entertaining!) article from the English Language & Linguistics department at Glasgow University about the evolution of written Scots in social media is available here. (Warning- this article features a few words some may find offensive.)
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will run for 11 weeks in the five host cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. Scotland’s first ever national public art trail, it aims to raise awareness and funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities.
Why not explore the trails in each city? Schools can also get involved by learning all …
Are you delivering the Scottish Studies or Scots Language Awards? SQA will be holding an Understanding Standards event on Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Edinburgh. There will be opportunities to review candidate evidence, discuss the standards required, as well as to explore resources and possible contexts of delivery for these awards. This full-day event will be facilitated by both SQA staff and …
Following its ‘Words Where You Are’ appeal, the Oxford English Dictionary has added over forty new Scottish words to its next edition. Whether your favourite is bidie-in, bowfing or bampot, why not have a look at the full list of words and find out about their origins here?
Calling all secondary school teachers! English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow are hosting a CPD event on 14 June 2019. This event will showcase online resources for the study of Scots in secondary schools, encompassing the words, sounds and sentence structures of Scots past and present. By the end of the day, you will be familiar with a set of exciting resources for the study …
With the 25th of January just around the corner, why not have a look at the Scottish Book Trust’s top five Scots learning resources for Burns Night? You’ll find National 5 and Higher Scottish text resources, Scots book lists, on demand Authors Live events and a wide selection of blog posts on Scots in classrooms and libraries, all available …