Scots Language – Historical Thesaurus of Scots

Yesterday I attended a launch event for the Historical Thesaurus of Scots. This project aims to be the first complete, historical thesaurus for Scots, cataloguing words from the complete written history of Scots. It is available online, and draws on the Dictionary of the Scots Language.

The first phase was launched yesterday, drawing together Scots words for sports and games, and the weather; two areas which are rich in lexical variety.

The Thesaurus is an excellent resource for creative writing, …

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Scots Language – Scots in Schools Conference

Last Thursday we ran a couple of workshops at Education Scotland’s Scots in Schools conference. It was a really interesting day, with Alasdair Allan launching the Scottish Government’s Scots Language Policy, a keynote address from James Robertson, and a chance to meet Hamish MacDonald, the new Scots Scriever.

Our workshop focused on the Scots Language Award, and how to deliver it to different groups of students. We’ve uploaded our slides for any and all …

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Scots Language – Scots Language Policy

The Scottish Government yesterday announced their Scots Language Policy. It was launched by Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, speaking at the Scots in Schools conference. The Government aims to build upon this by developing an Action Plan, and a Scots Language Plan.

The announcement follows Creative Scotland’s Scots Language Policy, launched earlier in …

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Scots Language – ASLS Event

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies are an organisation who work to promote Scottish Literature across different areas. Their website has a wealth of resources for Scots Language and Scottish Studies, and they also produce material supporting the Scottish set texts in English. They also run competitions, produce various different publications, and more.

Their annual schools conference is on Saturday the 3rd of October, and will be held at Glasgow University. This is aimed at secondary teachers, and there will be a short presentation from Education Scotland dedicated to Scots Language materials. The event contributes CPD time, and there will be opportunities to network with practitioners who have experience with delivering …

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