Scots Language interactive learning materials

The Scots Language Centre has produced a new range of online, interactive learning materials. Suitable for learners aged 3-18, it’s a great resource for teachers and parents. Find out more here https://www.scotslanguage.com/learning

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Strange Tales — three uncanny stories by Robert Louis Stevenson

Halloween is nearly upon us, so what better time to enjoy some seasonal stories by one of the most famous Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson? The Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) is offering a free download of ‘Strange Tales’, three eerie tales of witches, warlocks and demonic pacts by Robert Louis Stevenson: ‘Thrawn Janet’, ‘The Tale of Tod Lapraik’ …

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What Scotland Means to Me / Whit Scotland Means Tae Me / Na Tha Alba A’ Ciallachadh film competition.

Are you under 19 and live in Scotland? Why not enter the One Minute Film Competition. Make a one-minute movie about ‘What Scotland Means to Me’. Films can be made using any technology – camera, phone or tablet. Content can be – any genre, any theme, any language. Create a film as an individual, group, club, school or family. Films must …

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Edinburgh International Book Festival- 11th-27th August 2018

Next week, this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival will be kicking off, with over a thousand authors, illustrators, poets and musicians appearing at over 800 events. A theme this year is Scottish Ideas: a series of events exploring a range of topics including hidden roads once used by armies, warriors and pilgrims; forgotten great Scottish women; urban landscapes; modern Scottish …

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Beano first edition at Kelvin Hall

For one day only, on 28 July 2018, the first ‘Beano’ ever published will be on display at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Visitors will be able to see original artwork from D C Thomson’s archives. There will also be activities for children. More details can be found here

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European Championships Glasgow 2018

From 2 – 12 August Glasgow and Berlin host the European Championships. Alongside the fantastic sporting events taking place in and around Glasgow, there is a cultural festival where you can see the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, as well as Gaelic events, including a mass ceilidh! Many of the events are free. You can find more details here

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Glasgow’s Sporting Heritage Talk- Wednesday 1st August 2018

In August Glasgow will co-host the inaugural European Championships. Around 4,500 athletes will descend on the city to compete in this multi-sport event which includes aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and golf.

Glasgow’s sporting heritage runs deep, and this Glasgow City Heritage talk will explore the city’s historic sporting grounds, buildings and sportscapes. You can find out more about …

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Mackintosh 150

Despite recent tragic events at the Glasgow School of Art, the Mackintosh 150 festival will be bringing to the city a programme of events throughout 2018 to celebrate the incredible legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as a Scottish architect, designer and artist. Highlights include a new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (30th March- 14th August), a free Mackintosh vintage bus …

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TradFest Edinburgh— 26th April to 6th May 2018

TradFest Edinburgh is a multi-arts programme showcasing Scotland’s music, dance, storytelling and film, with a website available in English, Gaelic and Scots!

You can find out more about the events on offer- from ceilidhs to parades and poetry walks- by visiting the TradFest Edinburgh website at www.tracscotland.org/festivals.

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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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