New webinar for Scots Language and Scottish Studies Awards

As part of our 2021-22 Understanding Standards webinar series, we are running a webinar for teachers and lecturers of our Scottish Studies and Scots Language Awards on Tuesday 18 January 2022 from 5-6pm.
The webinar will give you an opportunity to discuss Understanding Standards matters for these awards with our External Verification team members and staff, and have your questions answered. …

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Scots in Schools

Scots in Schools is a free new Scots language online resource for pupils, teachers and parents.

Learn aboot the Scots language and tae read and write in it and aw on Scots in Schools.


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The Scots Language Publication Grant

The Scots Language Publication Grant is open for applications. Submissions close 7 April, midday.

Funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust, the Scots Language Publication Grant was created by the Scots Language Resource Network to support Scottish publishers to publish and promote work written in Scots. The grant is designed to cover publishing costs such as editing, …

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Mak Forrit: Scots an Ither Leids

This is a really interesting resource showing Scots words that are similar across different languages.

And while you’re there, check out articles from different scrievers, audio files and links to other fascinating resources. Oh, and give the crossword a go!


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Free Online OU Scots Language and Culture Course

Part 2 of the Scots Language and Culture Course is now available. Or, if you haven’t tried Part 1 yet, it’s still available so give it a go!

This course teaches aspects of Scots, one of the three indigenous languages spoken in Scotland alongside English and Scottish Gaelic.

This is not a conventional language course – it teaches the Scots language through the culture where it is spoken, underlining the role of Scots in Scottish …

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Burns On The Beach Event

Visit Burns Hame Toun of Ayr and celebrate Burns On the Beach!

Head to the iconic pier end of Ayr beach and experience Robert Burns as you never have before with this heart-warming evening of unique light and sound attractions. Courie in and embrace the winter beach vibe as you enjoy the bonfire warmth and capture a flavour of our …

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New Free Online Course on the Life and Works of Robert Burns

This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns.

You’ll examine poems, songs, manuscripts, and objects used to commemorate the poet. You’ll also develop your understanding of Robert Burns’s posthumous reputation – from Burns Suppers and Burns Night through to …

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University of Glasgow research finds Robert Burns is worth £203 million annually in direct value to Scotland, and almost £140 milion in brand value

Scotland’s national bard is worth just over £200 million a year to the Scottish economy and the poet’s brand is worth nearly £140 million annually, a report by the University of Glasgow has revealed.

It found that Burns economic and cultural importance to the Scottish economy is now estimated to be £203 million annually and the bard’s brand is worth £139.5 million a year.

While there have been studies of the economic impact of cultural Burns industries before – by economist Lesley Campbell (2003) and Moffat Centre (2005) who both valued Burns impact to Scotland at £157 …

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Free Screenings of the Highway Rat in Scots

Into Film are hosting free Scots Language Events this month in Edinburgh, Dumfries and Aberdeen. Enjoy a screening of the Highway Rat followed by a reading of the story in Scots by a special guest. Secure your place now – tickets are going fast!


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