Oor Wullie: Guide Tae Scots Language

The Oor Wullie: Guide Tae Scots Language website is a National Library of Scotland resource which aims to make Scots accessible to primary pupils. The resource has been developed alongside teachers and mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence. On the website, pupils can learn Scots poems and songs, make an Oor Wullie comic strip story and listen to Scots words …

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Scottish Media, History, Geography and more at The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland has two incredible venues – one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow – with staff who have a wealth of knowledge for those interested in Scottish Studies and Scots Language. More than just books, you can also access films to learn about Scotland’s culture, economy and environment, or attend workshops on how to use map resources …

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Scots translation of the New Testament

It’s Christmas time, and the Scots Language Centre is marking the Advent season with a series of specially selected readings from the Scots translation of the New Testament. Find out more here https://www.scotslanguage.com/articles/view/id/5274

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Scots Language Career Long Professional Learning Event 7 February 2018

Are you interested in working in the Scots Language with your pupils, but not sure where to begin? The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow will be hosting a CLPL event for teachers to highlight a new interactive resource which can be used in literacy, social subjects, and expressive arts http://www.nls.uk/collections/moving-image-archive/learning/ …

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Scottish Music, Dance and Languages, January – February 2018

If you are interested in the music, dance, or language units of the Scottish Studies Award, you may enjoy the 2018 Celtic Connections festival. In addition to the concerts, the festival has ‘Come and Try’ workshops so you can have a go at playing instruments from the Accordion to the Ukulele! There are opportunities to try Step Dance, and families can …

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12 Inspirational Scots commemorated with plaques

12 Inspirational Scots are recognised through Historic Environment Scotland’s commemorative plaque scheme. Now in its fifth year, the scheme celebrates the life and work of significant Scots by highlighting the link between them and a building connected with their work. Check out the Scotsman’s article for this year’s list of 12 inspirational Scots.

http://www.scotsman.com/heritage/12-inspirational-scots-commemorated-with-plaques-across-nation-1-4554102

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UCAS points for Awards at SCQF level 6

Good news, it was recently agreed that Awards and National Progression Awards (NPAs) at SCQF Level 6 would attract UCAS Tariff Points. The Scottish Studies Award at SCQF level 6 attracts 21 UCAS points and the Scots Language Award at SCQF level 6 attracts 14 UCAS points. Here is the link to the UCAS Tariff Tables: https://www.ucas.com/file/63536/download?token=bDNxLnRn
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Wee Windaes

The National Library of Scotland has launched a major new website which aims to raise awareness of the richness and depth of the Scots language.

The Wee Windaes project was developed by the National Library of Scotland and the Scots Scriever,    Hamish MacDonald, as a showcase of the use of Scots language in many different forms including song, folk tale, …

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Braw Scots Words

Last week, The Daily Record published an article featuring their 10 most beautiful Scots words – these things are always subjective, but it’s a good selection.

This got me thinking – what’s your favourite Scots word? There are so many uniquely descriptive and wonderful words to choose from, but obviously we have to keep the blog clean so nothing naughty please!

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Changes to CfE NQs – 30th September 2016

Were you wondering how the Level 5 and Higher Scottish Studies awards will be affected by the changes announced by the CfE Management Board? Well, the simple answer is that they won’t!

However, teachers must be alert to how the Scottish Studies awards differ from other NQs in order to understand what their candidates must do to qualify for an award.

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